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date: 19 June 2021

p. 534. Learning about space and timelocked

p. 534. Learning about space and timelocked

  • Mark Haselgrove


‘Learning about space and time’ describes how organisms learn about when things are going to happen (timing) and where things are (spatial learning). Some psychologists have tried to explain space and time in terms of associations, whereas others have attempted to explain timing and spatial learning by employing psychological versions of the things that allow us to time things and navigate in the real world—by using clocks and maps. All of this information—what is going to happen, where, and when—can be combined by animals into a single episodic memory of an event, but the debate continues as to how this acquisition of information takes place.

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