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Spatial Visualisation
Cognitive training

Spatial visualization training program focuses on the mental representation of objects shown at different angles or after having been rotated one or more times. They mainly call upon visualization skills and the ability to manage information in the short-term memory. This spatial skill component is often considered the most difficult to master.

Target Clientele

Children and adults (7 years and older) who:

NOTE: May be used by anyone as a simple cognitive training activity.

Target Skills

Mode: Visual
Principal skill(s) targeted: Spatial visualisation and mental rotation

Exercises

    Levels
Stimuli Classes: Sole 23

Scenario and task: Astronauts, planets and space shuttles are subject to random rotation, as they are no longer subject to gravity. The client's task is to identify the final position of an object after it has made rotations on one or many Cartesian axes (x, y, z). An object (a bird, tractor or turtle) is placed in a cube displayed on the screen. After several seconds, the bird, for example, disappears and the cube rotates one or more times. The client must imagine the position of the bird inside the cube during the rotation(s). Once the cube has finished rotating, the object is presented at the bottom of the screen in six different positions. The client must identify the object's position after rotating.

Response mode(s): Click on the mouse or use arrow keys and the space bar to select.

Feedback:

Well Done! Correct response
Oops… Incorrect response

Difficulty Level Variables

Level Completion Criterion: 3 consecutive correct responses

* Note: the client automatically changes class after three consecutive errors.

The exam

The exam is comprised of 23 items representative of the exercises from all 23 difficulty levels.

Background

Instructions

« A cube containing an image will rotate. After a short while, the figure within the cube will disappear. When the rotations cease, you must identify the figure’s position. »