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Publications

Nazareth, A., Weisberg, S.M., Margulis, K., & Newcombe, N.S. (under review). Developmental origins of cognitive maps: Examining age-related differences in a virtual environment.

Weisberg, S.M., Badgio, D., & Chatterjee, A. (in press). Feel the way with a vibrotactile compass: Does a navigational aid aid navigation? Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition. Preprint available at biorxiv: https://doi.org/10.1101/122994.

Weisberg, S.M., & Newcombe, N.S. (2017). Embodied Cognition and STEM Learning: Overview of a Topical Collection in CR:PI. Cognitive Research: Principles and Implications, 2(38). DOI:10.1186/s41235-018-0071-6.

Blacker, K.J., Weisberg, S.M., Newcombe, N.S., & Courtney, S.M. (in press). Navigation ability, relational and location working memory. Visual Cognition. DOI:10.1080/13506285.2017.1322652.

Weisberg, S.M., Badgio, D., & Chatterjee, A. (2017). A CRISPR new world: Public attitudes towards innovations in genetic modification. Frontiers in Public Health: Public Health Policy. DOI:10.3389/fpubh.2017.00117.

Galati, A., Weisberg, S.M., Newcombe, N.S., & Avraamides, M.N. (in press). When gestures show us the way: Self-generated gestures selectively facilitate navigation and spatial memory. Spatial Cognition & Computation. DOI:10.1080/13875868.2017.1332064.

Cromley, J.G., Weisberg, S.M., Dai, T., Newcombe, N.S., Schunn, C.D., Massey, C., & Merlino, F.J. (2016). Improving middle school science learning using diagrammatic reasoning. Science Education. DOI:10.1002/sce.21241

Atit, K., Weisberg, S.M., Newcombe, N.S., & Shipley, T.F. (2016). Reading topographic maps: Understanding 3-d information from 2-d representations. Cognitive Research: Principles & Implications. DOI:10.1186/s41235-016-0002-y

Weisberg, S.M., & Newcombe, N.S. (2016). How do (some) people make a cognitive map? Routes, places, and working memory. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition 42(5). DOI:10.1037/xlm0000200

Ngo, C., Weisberg, S.M., Newcombe, N.S., & Olson, I.R., & (2016). The relation between navigation strategy and associative memory: An individual differences approach. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition 42(4). DOI: 10.1037/xlm0000193.

Newcombe, N.S., Weisberg, S.M., Atit, K., Jacovina, M.E., Ormand, C.J., & Shipley, T.F. (2015). The lay of the land: Sensing and representing topography. In Baltic International Yearbook of Cognition, Logic, and Communication: Volume 10. DOI:10.4148/1944-3676.1099

Nardi, D.N., Holmes, C.A., Newcombe, N.S., & Weisberg, S.M. (2015). Sex differences and errors in the use of terrain slope for navigation. Cognitive Processing 16(1), 323-326. DOI:10.1007/s10339-015-0669-x

Holmes, C., Nardi, D.N., Newcombe, N.S., & Weisberg, S.M. (2015). Hitting the slopes: Children’s use of gradient cues for reorientation. Spatial Cognition & Computation 15(3). DOI: 10.1080/13875868.2015.1015131

Weisberg, S.M. & Newcombe, N.S. (2014). A slippery directional slope: Individual differences in using slope as a directional cue. Memory & Cognition 42, 648-661. DOI: 10.3758/s13421-013-0387-5

Weisberg, S.M., Nardi, D.N., Newcombe, N.S., & Shipley, T.F. (2014). Up by upwest: Is slope like north? Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology 67(10), 1959-1976. DOI: 10.1080/17470218.2014.880122#.UvD7ErQsGvs

Weisberg, S.M., Schinazi, V.R., Newcombe, N.S., Shipley, T.F., & Epstein, R.A. (2014). Variations in cognitive maps: Understanding individual differences in navigation. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition 40(3), 669-682. doi: 10.1037/a0035261 PDF

Weisberg, S.M., & Newcombe, N.S. (2013). Are all types of vertical information created equal? Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 36, pp 568-569. doi:10.1017/S0140525X13000599. PDF

Weisberg, S.M. (2012). Embodied cognition approaches in integrated science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (iSTEM) education. Commissioned report for the National Academy of Engineering Committee on Integrated STEM Education. Published in Toward Integrated STEM Education: Developing A Research Agenda (2014). [Report available for download here.]

Presentations

Weisberg, S.M. (2017). How to get the point: Spatial language and gesture can help teach topographic maps. Talk presented at the meeting of the European Society for Cognitive Psychology (ESCoP). Potsdam, Germany.

Nazareth, A., Weisberg, S.M., Margulis, K., Do, A., Haj, R., & Newcombe, N.S. (2016). Age-related differences in cognitive mapping during spatial navigation. Poster presented at Psychonomics Society. Boston, MA.

Weisberg, S.M., Badgio, D., & Chatterjee, A. (2016). Feel the way: Does a vibrotactile compass help you learn a space? Poster presented at Interdisciplinary Navigation Symposium (iNav). Bad Gastein, Austria.

Weisberg, S.M., Trinh, S., & Chatterjee, A. (2016). Recalculating…Processing words, schemas, and images of spatial directions. Poster presented at Cognitive Neuroscience Society. New York, NY.

Weisberg, S.M., Atit, K., Newcombe, N.S., & Shipley, T.F. (2015). How to get the point: Spatial language interacts with gesture in learning topographic maps. Poster presented at Psychonomics Society. Chicago, IL.

Blacker, K., Weisberg, S.M., Newcombe, N.S., & Courtney, S.M. (2015). How working memory for spatial locations versus spatial relations predicts navigation ability. Poster presented at Psychonomics Society. Chicago, IL.

Galati, A., Weisberg, S.M., Newcombe, N.S., & Avraamides, M.N. (2015). Effects of gesturing strategies on navigation performance and spatial memory. Talk presented at Psychonomics Society. Chicago, IL.

Weisberg, S.M., & Newcombe, N.S., & (2015). It’s not can but how: Navigation aptitude and strategy. Talk presented at International Conference on Spatial Cognition. Rome, Italy.

Ngo, C., Weisberg, S.M., Newcombe,N.S., & Olson, I.R. (2015). The relation between navigation strategy and associative memory: An individual differences approach. Poster presented at International Conference on Spatial Cognition. Rome, Italy.

Weisberg, S.M., Beswick, M., & Chatterjee, A. (2015). Ventro-medial Prefrontal Cortex and Stability in Art Preference. Poster presented at Cognitive Neuroscience Society. San Francisco, CA.

Galati, A., Weisberg, S.M., Newcombe, N.S., & Avraamides, M.N. (2014). Self-generated gestures selectively influence navigation performance and spatial memory. Poster presented at Psychonomics Society. Long Beach, CA.

Ngo, C., Newcombe, N.S., Olson, I.R., & Weisberg, S.M. (2014). The relation between navigation strategy and associative memory: An individual differences approach. Poster presented at Psychonomics Society. Long Beach, CA.

Weisberg S.M. & Newcombe, N.S. (2014). Remembering what and where: The relation between components of navigation ability and working memory. Poster presented at Psychonomics Society. Long Beach, CA.

Weisberg, S.M. (2014). I get around, how do you? Individual differences in navigation aptitude. Invited Colloquium, ETH-Zurich, Switzerland.

Weisberg, S.M., & Newcombe, N.S. (2014). Remembering what and where: The relation between components of navigation ability and working memory. Poster presented at Spatial Cognition 2014. Bremen, Germany.

Weisberg, S.M., & Newcombe, N.S. (2014). Remembering what and where: The relation between components of navigation ability and working memory. Paper presented at the 1st annual Pennsylvania Spatial Cognitive Symposium. University Park, PA.

Weisberg, S.M., Newcombe, N.S., & Shipley, T.F. (2013). What predicts understanding of topographic maps? Poster presented at Psychonomics Society. Toronto, CA. PDF

Holmes, C.A., Nardi, D., Newcombe, N.S., & Weisberg, S.M. (2013). Hitting the slopes: The strength of gradient cues in child navigation. Poster presented at the Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD) Biennial Meeting, Seattle, WA. PDF

Weisberg, S.M., Newcombe, N.S., & Shipley, T.F. (2013). Using analogical learning to improve contour map reading. Poster presented at the 6thannual inter-Science of Learning Center. Philadelphia, PA.

Holmes, C., Newcombe, N.S., Weisberg, S.M., & Nardi, D.N. (2013). Hitting the slopes: Children’s use of gradient cues for reorientation. Poster presented at the 6th annual inter-Science of Learning Center. Philadelphia, PA.

Weisberg, S.M., Nardi, D., Newcombe, N.S. & Shipley, T.F. (2012). Sensing the slopes: Sensory modality effects on a goal location task. Poster presented at  Psychonomics Society. Minneapolis, MN. PDF

Weisberg, S.M., Epstein, R.A., Newcombe, N.S., Schinazi, V.R., & Shipley, T.F. (2012). Where do you think you are: A virtual environment assessment of navigation ability. Doctoral colloquium at  Spatial Cognition 2012. Bavaria, Germany. PDF

Weisberg, S.M., Brakoniecki, E., & Newcombe, N.S. (2012).  The other side of the mountain: Slope as a cue in navigation. Paper presented at the International Conference on Spatial Cognition. Rome, Italy. PDF

Weisberg, S.M., Brakoniecki, E., & Newcombe, N.S. (2012). The other side of the mountain: Slope as a cue in navigation. Paper presented at Cognitive Science Society. Sapporo, Japan.

Weisberg, S.M., Epstein, R.A., Newcombe, N.S., Schinazi, V.R., & Shipley, T.F. (2012). Developing a virtual environment assessment of navigation ability. Poster presented at Association for Psychological Science Convention. Chicago, Illinois.

Weisberg, S.M., Newcombe, N.S., & Shipley, T.F. (2012). Teaching contour maps using analogical learning. Poster presented at the 5th annual inter-Science of Learning Center Conference. San Diego, CA.

Weisberg, S.M. (2012). Structural alignment approach to contour map interpretation. Colloquium, Northwestern University. Evanston, IL.

Weisberg, S.M. & Newcombe, N. S. (2011). Slope and navigation: All downhill? Graduate Fellows Research Symposium, Temple University. Philadelphia, PA.

Weisberg, S.M. & Newcombe, N.S. (2011). The role of slope as a navigational cue. Poster presented at the 4th annual inter-Science of Learning Center Conference. Washington, D.C.

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