chapter  2
Processing Spatial Information From Touch and Movement: Implications From and for Neuroscience
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Blind conditions produce an apparent but instructive paradox. Vision is our most obvious source of spatial information. Yet congenitally totally blind people can be excellent at chess. Spatial tasks are undoubtedly a major problem for young children born without any sight. Nevertheless, visual experience is not necessary for solving spatial problems. Perhaps more puzzling still, “visual” illusions also occur in touch.