cognitive map

noun

: 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
The rats seem to develop a cognitive map, a mental representation of the maze.David G. Myers, Psychology

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“Cognitive map.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/cognitive%20map. Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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