What Is Spatial Awareness?
Spatial awareness is the ability to perceive the world around us from different perspectives. A person with high spatial awareness will have an enhanced sense of orientation, which means they are able to navigate their environment without relying on maps or other tools. They will be able to see things clearly in 3D space, rather than 2D space.
The term “awareness” refers to the ability to perceive something in terms of its parts, rather than just a single entity. For example, if I am driving down the road at night and there is a car coming up behind me, my awareness would include not only seeing it in 3D space but also knowing where it is located relative to myself. The same applies when I am walking along a street at night and see someone standing near some lamp post. My awareness includes not only seeing them in 3D space but also knowing where they are located relative to me.
In general, the more aware a person is of their surroundings, the better able they will be to make decisions and take actions. However, there are times when one must rely solely on their senses: e.g., during sleep or while driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs (or both). While under such conditions, it is best to have someone with you who is aware of your surroundings and can make decisions on your behalf.
It could very well save your life.
What Are The Components Of Spatial Awareness?
There are two components of spatial awareness: visual and mental. When referring to the visual aspect, this means being able to see things in 3D space. The term “visual” is used here to refer to what is seen. What is seen in front, behind, to the side, above or below is of importance when it comes to spatial awareness.
The second component is mental and involves the brain’s ability to process what is being seen. The ability to store images in the memory and then recall them later is an important aspect of this mental component.