2 February 2011

Visualisation - Talking with your hands can help solve complex problems #science #behaviour

Gestures Provide a Helping Hand in Problem Solving Spontaneous hand movements can improve spatial visualization skills WASHINGTON—Talking with your hands can trigger mental images that help solve complex problems relating to spatial visualization, an important skill for both students and professionals, according to new research published by the American Psychological Association. Spatial visualization is the ability to mentally rotate or move an object to a different position or view. An air traffic controller uses spatial visualization to mentally track planes in the air based only on a two-dimensional radar screen. An interior decorator needs spatial visualization to picture how a living room will look with a sofa in different positions without actually moving the sofa. Read rest of article from American Psychological Association: http://www.apa.org/news/press/releases/2011/02/spatial-visualization.aspx

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