Relationship between spatial ability, visuospatial working memory and self-assessed spatial orientation ability: a study in older adults

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Mitolo, M.; Gardini, S.; Caffarra, P.; Ronconi, L.; Venneri, A.; Pazzaglia, F.;
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This paper describes some novel spatial tasks and questionnaires designed to assess spatial and orientation abilities. The new tasks and questionnaires were administered to a sample of 90 older adults (41 males, age range 57–90), along with some other tests of spatial a... View more
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