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Cognitive Mapping

What do the studies on cognitive maps involving rats, bees, and pigeons teach us about human cognition? Give some examples of how we use cognitive maps in a similar way as the creatures in the experiments do.

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(I hope this helps. Cliff)

From humankind's earliest attempts to locate themselves in the world and enjoining the process to secure their survival they engaged in the conscious and unconscious process of remembering and encoding the knowledge they gained. They mapped and communicated this knowledge through drawings on cave walls and as time has advanced, we have continued to map our knowledge of the physical world with greater precision. One theory of cognitive scientists seeks to understand the process by which we come to know, understand and navigate our internal and the external universe. The question before us is - how is human cognition formed? Through what internal and external processes do we situate ourselves spatially, socially, emotionally and physically? How do we come to know ourselves and navigate life? Is it possible to map human cognition, thereby mapping human consciousness?

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