Re: OT: Spatial thinking (WAS: Re: Letf / Right, was Re: Count and mass nouns)
|From:||Costentin Cornomorus <elemtilas@...>|
|Date:||Saturday, January 24, 2004, 19:36|
--- "Mark J. Reed" <markjreed@...> wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 21, 2004 at 09:01:13PM +0100,
> Andreas Johansson wrote:
> > What I'd like to know is if there any much
> > data on this, and in particular if
> > the "mental map"
> > thing is rare, or my family (they all claim
> > not to be able to do it) just happens to be
> > poorly equipped in that area.
> I'd say that level of visualization ability is
> extremely rare indeed.
I'd say I've got a pretty good visualisation
ability and have no trouble with the map v.
> Personally, I can't visualize much of anything
> at all. I can navigate
> well, but I have to do so by logical deduction
> ("if that's north, than
> that over there must be east, and I know that X
> is east of Y, therefore . . .")
I don't do absolute directions well, though. On
the other hand, we don't get much practice at
that. If you're on a road, you go where the road
goes - not necessarily in an actual direction!
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