Function: Maître d'enseignement et de recherche
Group name: Human Spatial Orientation
Group type: Main
Affiliations: Faculty of Psychology and Science of Education, Psychology Section
Domains: Perception, Attention and Cognition
Keywords: brain lesions, cognitive map, spatial orientation
Most human activities imply some form of orientation and wayfinding. We are interested in the basic mechanisms of spatial orientation in humans, and, especially, in path integration, the process by which many animals, including humans, continuously keep track of where they are during an excursion by monitoring and processing the sensory signals generated by locomotion itself. Path integration plays an important role during the construction of the spatial representation of the environment (the “cognitive map”). We are investigating the development of path integration in children, how it is (together with other orientation mechanisms) affected by cerebral lesions, how it changes with old age, and how it interacts with spatial representations.
Electrophysiological correlates of distance and direction processing during cognitive map retrieval: A source analysis.
Severe developmental topographical disorientation associated with ADHD and dyscalculia: A case report.
Neuroanatomic Correlates of Distance and Direction Processing During Cognitive Map Retrieval.
Perspective taking to assess topographical disorientation: Group study and preliminary normative data.
Faculté de psychologie et sciences de l’éducation
Université de Genève