chapter  3
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Visual and spatial abilities

In Chapter 2 we looked at what cognitive neuropsychological studies have revealed about how we recognise objects. However, for normal life we use vision for a much wider range of purposes. We can recognise other types of stimuli than everyday objects, such as printed words or people’s faces, we can see colour and movement, and we can assess accurately the locations of seen objects both with respect to ourselves and in relation to each other.