Definition of cognitive map in English:

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cognitive map

noun

A mental representation of one’s physical environment.
Example sentences
  • As I have noted, one of his important contributions to animal learning was the concept of a cognitive map.
  • Spreading-activation theory proposed that individuals have cognitive maps that organize and store all acquired knowledge, beliefs, and experiences.
  • Behavioral systems also appear to possess some type of schematic representation or cognitive map of the environment in which the organism lives.
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