Title

The planar mosaic fails to account for spatially directed action.

Date of Original Version

10-1-2013

Type

Response or Comment

PubMed ID

24103608

Abstract or Description

Humans' spatial representations enable navigation and reaching to targets above the ground plane, even without direct perceptual support. Such abilities are inconsistent with an impoverished representation of the third dimension. Features that differentiate humans from most terrestrial animals, including raised eye height and arms dedicated to manipulation rather than locomotion, have led to robust metric representations of volumetric space.

DOI

10.1017/S0140525X13000435

 

Published In

Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 36, 5, 554-555.