Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of or relating to visual perception of spatial relationships among objects: the visuospatial skills needed to complete a jigsaw puzzle.

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  • adj. Of or pertaining to the visual perception of spatial relationships

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

visu(al) + spatial.

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visuo- +‎ spatial

Examples

  • Minor hemisphere dominance for certain visuospatial functions.

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  • When they returned, they either sat quietly for 10 minutes; played a videogame testing "visuospatial" skills (Tetris, in this case); or played a videogame testing general knowledge and memory (Pub Quiz).

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  • To interfere with this type of visual processing we need to target what are known cognitively as 'visuospatial' resources

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  • The sessions are geared toward exercising six cognitive areas: short- and long-term memory; language; computation; visuospatial orientation; and critical thinking.

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  • There is little doubt that different people are blessed with different amounts of cognitive gifts such as long-term memory and the visuospatial skills chess players are said to employ.

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  • Having an IQ this high is not necessary to become a physician, attorney, or business executive, but extra cognitive horsepower gives an edge in any occupation that draws heavily on the verbal and visuospatial skills measured by IQ tests.

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  • The researchers said that any exercise testing visuospatial skills might work as a sort of anti-trauma vaccine — for example, in combat areas.

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  • The soroban relies on networks associated with visuospatial information.

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  • A study published this month shows the "challenging visuospatial task" undertaken with Tetris and other similar games can reshape the structure of your brain, giving you greater efficiency and thicker cortexes.

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  • In a 1995 study of 1,192 healthy 70- to 79-year-olds, cognitive neuroscientist Marilyn Albert of Johns Hopkins University and her colleagues measured cognition with a battery of tasks that took approximately 30 minutes to complete and included tests of language, verbal memory, nonverbal memory, conceptualization and visuospatial ability.

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