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.
Perspective taking to assess topographical disorientation: Group study and preliminary normative data.
Cognitive map recall test: A new specific test to assess topographical disorientation.
Assessing Mental Imagery to Evaluate Topographical Disorientation: Group Study and Preliminary Normative Data.
Assessment of Topographical Disorientation: First Application of New Tests and Case Report.
Faculté de psychologie et sciences de l’éducation
Université de Genève