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Theme page 23. The DSB, the TSB and perceiving direction, space and time

Because a tensed body and muscles perceive direction, space and time inaccurately, directions like right and left or up and down or here and there tend to get mixed up. The DSB and its effects on the kinesthetic sense (of position and movement) and visual perception make it difficult to perceive  the distances between the body and the surrounding objects. That's why it's difficult to change the position and movements of the body in relation to space. At the same time it gets difficult to find and replace things resulting in a chaos of some kind.

To perceive time or duration requires the cooperation of several senses. They create the cooperation of eyes and arms/hands and eyes and legs/feet. At the same time the understanding of time concepts develops. A person with difficulty in timing often seems to move and act clumsily. Correct timing can be seen in the good rhythm of moving. The awareness of time develops simultaneously with the awareness of space.

The DSB also seems to be responsible for the difficulty in understanding and learning concepts of space and direction. To understand space you have to perceive dimensions, which is important in e.g. gym lessons, geometry and physics. If this doesn't succeed it's difficult to distinguish between bodies and surfaces. 

The concept of direction is embedded in many ways in the language: such pairs of words as give and get, or sell and buy, or small and big, or go and come, or melt and freeze can be mixed up. In mathematics the same phenomenon can be found between multiplying (getting bigger) and division (getting smaller) or on the continuum: which is bigger -2 or -3 or the symbols < >. Both spoken and written instructions may be incomprehensible because of the problems mentioned in this chapter. The TSB could help with everyday tasks both at work and at home, and perhaps provide you with completely new opportunities.