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Mon, Dec 15

Making space

Our brains devote incredible amounts computational power trying to figuring out the simplest details about spatial relationships.

Simple tasks planning our routes from work to home require sleuthing and coordination across different sensory and motor domains.

“The State of Things” host Frank Stasio chats with author and Duke professor Jenifer Groh about her book Making Space (Harvard University Press/2014) which makes the case that spatial processing permeates all our cognitive abilities.

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