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Urban explorers

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Alternate title:Urban explorers : dealing with the unfamiliar
Summary:The modern city is a complex maze of choices and decisions. This program describes the brain's empirical approach to finding sense amid confusion. Subconscious methods of information gathering, including visual scanning to find goods in a supermarket and direction finding while traversing an urban environment, are analyzed. In addition, the natural human ability to learn by trial and error is observed, emphasizing the concept of "natural mapping" and the importance of feedback.
Contributor:Percival, Dan
Klein, Leanne
Lawson, Denis
Provider:Wall to Wall Television
Channel Four (Great Britain)
Learning Channel (Firm)
ITEL (Firm)
Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)
Place of origin – Continent:North America
Place of origin – Country:United States of America
Place of origin – Region:New Jersey
Topical subjects:City dwellers -- Psychology
City and town life -- Psychological aspects
Learning, Psychology of
Feedback (Psychology)
Genre:Educational television programs
Credits:Series producer, Leanne Klein ; director, Daniel Percival ; film editor, Anna Ksiezopolska ; photographer, Brian McDairmant ; music, Paul Englishby ; series consultant, Stanton Newman ; research, Patricia Dunnett. Narrator, Denis Lawson.
Repository:Nonprint Media Services
Browse terms:Science, Technology
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