Dr. Thomas Wolbers, University of Edinburgh Centre for Cognitive and Neural Systems, said: Touch plays a role in our understanding of spatial awareness in the same way we rely on our sense of sight three-dimensional model to understand the feeling. There is no reason why the other senses, such as sound, would not even have the same effect.In practice, the brain was also much stronger than the rooms with objects when volunteers hit the lights without being able to see patterns. Because the blind participants showed the same results, these results can not be explained by visual images, but rather to demonstrate that the area parahippocampus site receives spatial information from multiple senses.

Both groups were invited to feel 3-D models that Lego is a geometric arrangement of a room and models of abstract objects that do not contain an enclosed space. The volunteers were then asked to look at images of the same parts, and also saw the objects.

Scientists say the findings may help to develop technologies to help the blind, such as sensors that can measure the space and transmit the information to the brain, through touch, such as vibrations.

The research reinforces previous findings linking the region parahippocampus place in our understanding of spatial awareness.

The scans showed that the activity of the brain that computes the spatial arrangement of a scene – the area known as parahippocampus place – has been doubled for the blind volunteers looking at pictures of a provision of the party than when they looked at images of objects Abstract.

Researchers at the University of Edinburgh have discovered that our brain can use other senses – such as touch – to help us understand the spatial awareness.

Understanding the brain’s spatial awareness is not triggered by mere sight, the scientists found, in a development that could help design the technology for the blind.