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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. reality thing.
> 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! Padraic. ===== blaženi ništii duxom&#1100; &#283;ko t&#283;x&#1098; est&#1098; c&#283;sar&#1100;stvo nebes&#1100;skoe! -- Mt.5:3 -- Ill Bethisad -- <> Come visit The World! -- <> .