Visuospatial Ability

New Research From Psychological Science

Read about the latest research published in Psychological Science: Capacity for Visual Features in Mental Rotation Yangqing Xu and Steven L. Franconeri Despite researchers’ interest in mental rotation — the ability of people to rotate the visual representation of objects in their mind — there is still much we don’t know More

New Research From Psychological Science

Read about the latest research published in Psychological Science: How You Get There From Here: Interaction of Visual Landmarks and Path Integration in Human Navigation Mintao Zhao and William H. Warren        Humans use both a landmark-guidance system and a path-integration system to help navigate the world; however, it is not More

Blocks and Puzzles May Help Children Learn Spatial Skills

Children who play frequently with puzzles, blocks, and board games tend to have better spatial reasoning abilities than those who don’t, according to data from a nationally representative study published in Psychological Science. “Our findings show that spatial play specifically is related to children’s spatial reasoning skills,” says psychological scientist and lead researcher More