Comparing the effects of congenital and late visual impairments on visuospatial mental abilities

Maura Monegato, Zaira Cattaneo, Alfredo Pece, Tomaso Vecchi

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Abstract

This study compared participants who were congenitally visually impaired and those who became visually impaired later in life in a spatial memory task. The latter showed less efficient visuospatial processes than did the former. However, these differences were of a quantitative nature only, indicating common cognitive mechanisms that can be clearly differentiated from those of people who are congenitally blind.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)278-295
Number of pages18
JournalJournal of Visual Impairment and Blindness
Volume101
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - May 1 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology
  • Rehabilitation
  • Health Professions(all)

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