3 November 2023 - 3 November 2023
1:00PM - 2:00PM
L50, Psychology Building
This talk is part of the Department of Psychology seminar series at Durham University.
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Human navigation behaviour is supported by various cognitive processes and strategies that have been studied for decades, often in controlled laboratory-based experiments. In this talk, I will (i) focus on findings from such experiments highlighting some of the interactions of different cognitive components and strategies in supporting successful navigation, (ii) provide examples from qualitative and mixed-methods navigation studies and discuss how these approaches can support the study of the complex cognitive architecture underlying navigation behaviour, and (iii) argue that qualitative and mixed methods studies should enrich controlled laboratory-based experiments in the study of human wayfinding and navigation behaviour.
Professor, Department of Psychology, Bournemouth university
Prior to joining Bournemouth University in 2009, Jan held principle investigator and post doc positions at the Cognitive Science Centre at the University of Freiburg (Germany), the College de France in Paris (France), and the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics (Germany). He uses an inter-disciplinary approach combining different methods including behavioural navigation experiments, virtual reality techniques, eye-tracking, as well as qualitative approaches.