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September 15, 2010 / Mike Biggs

Edward Tolman: Pioneering Cognitive Mapping « SpicyNodes Blog

Edward Tolman: Pioneering Cognitive Mapping « SpicyNodes Blog.

When you use SpicyNodes for concept mapping, it feels right. That’s by des

ign. It feels natural because the linked nodes largely mimic the way the brain works.

But while linking prior knowledge to form new connections seems intuitive, this process wasn’t acknowledged until the mid-20th century, when cognitive behavioral psychologist Edward Tolman coined the term “cognitive mapping” in a 1948 paper published in The Psychological Review.

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