Spatial thinking allows us to encode and transform information about objects and their location, and thus to find our way in the world and perform technical activities such as tool making, providing the foundation for a wide range of activities, such as the design of buildings or the solution of mathematics problems. The overarching goal of the RISC Lab is to understand spatial learning and cognition and how they can be fostered by effective technology and education.
See also the Spatial Intelligence and Learning Center (SILC) which is funded by the National Science Foundation.
- Several of our interns will be presenting their work at the Temple Undergraduate Research Forum – Creative Works Symposium. Stop by the second floor of the Howard Gittis Student Centeron on April 20th to view their posters! April 2017.
- Ying Lin will be giving a talk, “Tracking the relative development of relational memory and pattern separation”, at the Eastern Psychological Association (EPA) 2017 Meeting. March 2017.
- The RISC Lab was featured in the Spring 2017 Big Questions, Vital Answers Newsletter, in an article written by Zoe Ngo. February 2017.
- Congratulations to Corinne Holmes for successfully defending her dissertation to earn her doctoral degree. January 2017.
- Dr. Nora Newcombe is Organizer for Applications of Embodied Cognition to STEM Education at the 20th ESCoP Conferference in Potsdam, Germany, with talks to be given by Dr. Allison Jaeger and Dr. Steve Weisberg. September 2017.
- We welcome a visiting scholar, Dr. Xiang (Daisy) Qiu. December 2016.
- Corinne Holmes will be a Post Doctoral Fellow at Trinity College in Dublin starting February 2017. She will be working with Dr. Fiona Newell and the Multisensory Cognition Group.