Rapid training of supramodal spatial cognition and memory for improved navigation in low vision and blindness




Purpose When vision is impaired or lost, the ability to develop precise spatial memory representations (supramodal cognitive maps) for guidance of spatiomotor control, such as manual operation or non-visual navigation, becomes crucially important but is neglected in current rehabilitation approaches. The Cognitive-Kinesthetic (C-K) rehabilitation training based on memory-guided drawing (Likova, 2012), rapidly improves spatial memory for cognitive mapping, in particular for manual spatiomotor performance in the blind and low vision, and drives brain plasticity in respective cortical networks