Amy Lobben, Department of Geography

Amy Lobben, Department of Geography

Amy Lobben

Practice Areas: Geographic Information Science, Human-Environmental Interaction, Spatial Decision Making, Neurogeograhpy, GeoSpatial Cognition and Thinking

Amy Lobben is an academic expert in geographic information science (GIS), human-environmental interaction, spatial decision making, neurogeography, geospatial cognition and thinking. At the University of Oregon, she is a professor of geography. Amy investigates human environmental decision making and behavior using brain science and cartography. She is interested in why people vary in their ability to read maps.

Faculty bio | Spatial Cognition, Computation, and Complexity Lab | 541-346-4566

Recent Media:
Spatial Data Science: Geography Maps a Course (Oregon Quarterly, summer 2019)
How are geospatial smartness and digital technologies connected? (Directions Magazine, March 21, 2018)
5 times when being alone will improve your life (TIME, April 4, 2017)
How to Make a Better Map—Using Neuroscience (The Atlantic, Nov. 24, 2014)
Bad at reading maps? Maybe your brain just needs better maps (Wired, Nov. 25, 2013)