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Visuospatial function

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Visuospatial function refers to cognitive processes necessary to "identify, integrate, and analyze space and visual form, details, structure and spatial relations" in more than one dimension.[1]

Visuospatial skills are needed for movement, depth and distance perception, and spatial navigation.[1] Impaired visuospatial skills can result in, for example, poor driving ability because distances are not judged correctly or difficulty navigating in space such as bumping into things.[1]

Visuospatial processing refers to the "ability to perceive, analyze, synthesize, manipulate and transform visual patterns and images".[2] Visuospatial working memory is involved in recalling and manipulating images to remain oriented in space and keep track of the location of moving objects.[2]

Early impairment in visuospatial function is found in dementia with Lewy bodies and other conditions.[1]

See also


  1. ^ a b c d Dickerson Bradford and Alireza Atri (2014). Dementia: Comprehensive principles and practices. Oxford University Press. pp. 467–68. ISBN 978-0199928460.CS1 maint: uses authors parameter (link)
  2. ^ a b Dehn, Milton J (2011). Working memory and academic learning: Assessment and intervention. John Wiley & Sons. p. 80. ISBN 9781118045169.
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