Efficient spatial navigation not only requires accurate spatial knowledge but also the selection of appropriate strategies. In this project we use behavioural and eye-tracking paradigms to investigate the effect of cognitive ageing and dementia on navigation and wayfinding. Specifically, we are interested in how different navigation strategies such as ego- and allocentric strategies, the switching between navigation strategies, and fundamental spatial processes such as perspective taking are effected by cognitive ageing.
Wiener, J.M., de Condappa, O., Harris, M.A. & Wolbers, T. (accepted). Maladaptive bias for extrahippocampal navigation strategies in aging humans. Journal of Neuroscience