Navigating through a volumetric world does not imply needing a full three-dimensional representation

Faculty/Professorship: General Psychology and Methodology  
Author(s): Carbon, Claus-Christian  ; Hesslinger, Vera M.
Title of the Journal: Behavioral and brain sciences : BBS ; an international journal of current research and theory with open peer commentary
ISSN: 1469-1825
Publisher Information: New York, NY [u.a.] : Cambridge Univ. Press
Year of publication: 2013
Volume: 36
Issue: 5
Pages: 547-548
Language(s): English
Open Peer Commentary zu Jeffery, Kathryn J./Jovalekic, Aleksandar/Verriotis, Madeleine /Hayman, Robin: Navigating in a three-dimensional world
Licence: Creative Commons - CC BY-NC-ND - Attribution - NonCommercial - NoDerivatives 4.0 International 
DOI: 10.1017/S0140525X13000356
Jeffery et al. extensively and thoroughly describe how different species navigate through a three-dimensional environment. Undeniably, the world offers numerous three-dimensional opportunities. For most navigation tasks, we argue, a two-dimensional representation is nevertheless sufficient, as physical conditions and limitations such as gravity, thermoclines, or layers of earth encountered in a specific situation provide the very elevation data the navigating individual needs.
Keywords: three-dimensional environment, navigation
International Distribution: Ja
Type: Article
Year of publication: 15. November 2013