Visuospatial Ability

Echolocation Helps Visually Impaired

Human echolocation operates as a viable “sense,” working in tandem with other senses to deliver information to people with visual impairment, according to new research published in Psychological Science. Ironically, the proof for the vision-like qualities of echolocation came from blind echolocators wrongly judging how heavy objects of different sizes felt. The experiment, conducted More

Playing With Puzzles and Blocks Could Build Children’s Spatial Skills

Play may seem like fun and games, but new research shows that specific kinds of play are actually associated with development of particular cognitive skills. Data from a nationally representative study show that children who play frequently with puzzles, blocks, and board games tend to have better spatial reasoning ability. More

Psychological Scientists Awarded Nobel for Discovering Brain’s “GPS”

Three European psychological scientists will share the for their work discovering the brain’s “GPS system.” John O’Keefe (University College London) and husband-and-wife team May-Britt Moser and Edvard Moser (Norwegian University of Science and Technology) are being awarded the prize in recognition of their basic research on memory and cognition that More