Visual and Spatial Abilities

Visual-spatial skills allow us to orient ourselves in space, perceive objects in our environment, construct a scene, and mentally manipulate objects when they are not present. For example, we use visual-spatial skills to walk to a table at a restaurant without bumping into other guests. Because of the complexity of visual information, visual-spatial skills use the input and output of multiple brain regions. Namely, the temporal lobes, parietal lobes, occipital lobes, and lateral prefrontal cortex are all involved in developing and executing visual-spatial skills. Children and adults can have difficulty with visual-spatial skills due to various medical conditions.

Strategies Worked on

Mentally rotating objects

Perceiving objects in non-traditional orientations

Separating parts of a whole

Distinguishing orientations of objects in physical space

Our Exercises

Screenshot of HappyNeuron Pro exercise Entangled Figures

Entangled Figures

Recognize the entangled objects that make up the complex figure.

Screenshot of HappyNeuron Pro exercise Turn Around and Around

Turn Around and Around

Decide if these 3-D images, shown at various angles, are the same or different.

Screenshot of HappyNeuron Pro exercise Points of View

Points of View

Guess from which point of view the pictures are taken.

Screenshot of HappyNeuron Pro exercise Sleight of Hands

Sleight of Hands

Stimulation for mental imagery skills by deciding whether a hand is a left or a right hand.

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