Spatial Intelligence

Spatial Intelligence

This is one of the forms of intelligence, which is generally given less consideration but which, according to H. Gardner, is an invaluable resource in our society and it is well summed up in the expression “thinking using visual images and elaborating on them”.

Spatial intelligence needs to be understood as the ability to perceive visual reality with precision, to pay attention to details, to orient ourselves even in the absence of visible points of reference, by changing our perceptions based on our understanding of reality. Having strong spatial intelligence means being able to create mental images and to visualise shapes, movements and relationships in our mind even in the absence of visual stimuli. People endowed with spatial intelligence have a good visual memory; they are observers and have a great memory.

Spatial reasoning facilitates strategic thinking, and it is no coincidence that people with very strong visual and spatial skills may easily predict the behaviour and choices of others.
Spatial intelligence is therefore a support for thinking, a means to collect information, a way to formulate or solve problems and look at reality from another perspective, including errors.