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♦  Constance Holden (Posting Date: September 4, 2009). Education: Science Needs Kids with Vision. Science. Nora Newcombe (PI) and Larry Hedges (Co-PI) are quoted in this article. Retrieved September 16, 2009 from:
http://sciencemag.org/cgi/content/full/325/5945/1190-b
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♦  Elizabeth Landau (Posting Date: August 25, 2009). Freaky news about your brain may change your mind. CNN Health. SILC Member, David Uttal, is quoted in this article. Retrieved August 25, 2009 from:
http://www.cnn.com/2009/HEALTH/08/25/nostrils.tone.deaf.lost/index.html
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♦  Heid, Markham (Posting Date: July 16, 2009). Sketching a path to better education. Medill Reports Chicago, Northwestern University. Retrieved July 17, 2009 from:
http://news.medill.northwestern.edu/chicago/news.aspx?id=135901
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♦  Sherman, M. (Posting Date: May 5, 2009). Scholars Debate Spatial Thinking and Science Learning at Conference. SESP News Center, Northwestern University. Scholars from across the nation explore the value of spatial thinking in relation to science learning at a daylong conference sponsored by the Multidisciplinary Program in Education Sciences (MPES), School of Education & Social Policy, Northwestern University. Retrieved May 7, 2009 from http://www.sesp.northwestern.edu/newsCenter/?NewsID=633.
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♦  On-line blog mentions of Kenneth Forbus' Cognitive Science Society virtual colloquia talk on modeling qualitative physics.
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  1. Mixing Memory (Posting Date: August 9, 2007). Qualitative Physics and Qualitative Politics(?). Retrieved February 25, 2009 from:
    http://scienceblogs.com/mixingmemory/2007/08/qualitative_physics_and_qualit.php
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  2. Channel N (Posting Date: August 8, 2007). Common Sense Modeling. Retrieved February 25, 2009 from:
    http://channeln.blogspot.com/2007/08/common-sense-modeling.html
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♦  On-line press for Ratliff, K. R. and Newcombe, N. S. (PI). (2008). Reorienting When Cues Conflict: Evidence for an Adaptive-Combination View. Psychological Science, 19(12), 1301-1307.

  1. Eurekalert Press Release (Release Date: January 9, 2009). Where am I? How our brain works as a GPS device. Retrieved January 14, 2009 from:
    http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2009-01/afps-wai010909.php
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  2. Science Daily (Posting Date: January 12, 2009). Where Am I? How Our Brain Works As A GPS Device. Retrieved January 14, 2009 from:
    http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/01/090109173203.htm
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  3. The Times of India (Posting Date: January 10, 2009). Brain shows the way when we are lost. Retrieved January 14, 2009 from:
    http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Health__Science/Brain_shows_the_way_when_we_are_lost/articleshow/3959721.cms
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  4. Medical News Today (Posting Date: January 12, 2009). How Our Brain Works as a GPS Device. Retrieved January 14, 2009 from:
    http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/135032.php
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  5. MedicineWorld.Org: Neurology Watch News Blog (Posting Date: January 12, 2009). Where Am I?. Retrieved January 14, 2009 from:
    http://medicineworld.org/cancer/lead/1-2009/where-am-i.html
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  6. e! Science News (Posting Date: January 9, 2009). Where am I? How our brain works as a GPS device. Retrieved January 14, 2009 from:
    http://esciencenews.com/articles/2009/01/09/where.am.i.how.our.brain.works.a.gps.device
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  7. Scientific Blogging (Posting Date: January 10, 2009). The GPS You Already Own-Your Brain. Retrieved January 14, 2009 from:
    http://www.scientificblogging.com/news_releases/gps_you_already_own_your_brain
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  8. NewsGuide.us (Posting Date: January 10, 2009). Where am I? How our brain works as a GPS device. Retrieved January 14, 2009 from:
    http://www.newsguide.us/education/science/Where-am-I-How-our-brain-works-as-a-GPS-device/
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  9. newKerala.com (Posting Date: January 10, 2009). How our brains work as GPS devices to bring things back in perspective. Retrieved January 14, 2009 from:
    http://www.newkerala.com/topstory-fullnews-72546.html
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  10. Machines Like Us (Posting Date: January 9, 2009). Your brain as a GPS devise [sic]. Retrieved January 14, 2009 from:
    http://machineslikeus.com/news/your-brain-gps-devise
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  11. Science Centric (Posting Date: January 11, 2009). Where am I? How our brain works as a GPS device. Retrieved January 14, 2009 from:
    http://www.sciencecentric.com/news/article.php?q=09011112-where-am-i-how-our-brain-works-as-gps-device
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