visuospatial

adjective
vi·​suo·​spa·​tial | \ ˌvi-zhə-wō-ˈspā-shəl How to pronounce visuospatial (audio) \

Definition of visuospatial

: of, relating to, or being thought processes that involve visual and spatial awareness visuospatial problem solving

Examples of visuospatial in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The non-math part of the program included tangram puzzles, 2D rotation tasks, non-verbal reasoning, and visuospatial working memory tasks. Chris Smith, BGR, 22 May 2021 According to Ash Nadkami, a psychiatrist and instructor at Harvard Medical School, puzzles have been found to improve visuospatial cognition (for example, depth and distance perception and detecting patterns). Ashley Abramson, Allure, 13 Dec. 2020 Therefore, any sign of someone losing their visuospatial cognitive abilities is a sign of underlying problems and a reduced functioning of the brain. Dean Burnett, The Cut, 17 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of visuospatial

1960, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for visuospatial

visual + -o- + spatial

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The first known use of visuospatial was in 1960

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“Visuospatial.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/visuospatial. Accessed 17 Oct. 2021.

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visuospatial

adjective
vi·​suo·​spa·​tial | \ -ˈspā-shəl How to pronounce visuospatial (audio) \

Medical Definition of visuospatial

: of, relating to, or being thought processes that involve visual and spatial awareness visuospatial problem solving

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