Without an accurate appraisal of where we are in space, the ability to feel at home with oneself — our self-image — is compromised. This directly affects our movement patterns because we move according to this self-image. And our self-image, then, is at least partly a reflection of how we move. So how can we work to improve our spatial perception and improve not only movement but the way we perceive ourselves? Read on for a few ideas in the final part in this series.
In Part I of this series on Spatial Perception and Self-Ownership, we introduced the concept of reference frames and described how those who don't know where they are in space may struggle with knowing who they are. So if our body is the reference frame for how we see the world and interpret reality, as I posited in Part I, how might altered perceptions change the way we feel and move? On to Part Deux!