cognitive map

noun

Medical Definition of cognitive map 

: a representation formed in the mind of one's spatial environment Ms. Roseman cannot form cognitive maps—the brain's way of representing spatial relationships. She has no inner compass.— Michelle Coomber, The New York Times, 30 Apr. 2013 The rats seem to develop a cognitive map, a mental representation of the maze.— David G. Myers, Psychology, 2001

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