I wanted to share a different concept that might be related. I often “see” non-physical concepts as having physical locations. For instance, I perceive that a particular internet site that I routinely visit is far to the left of all the others, while others are far to the right. This has nothing to do with their content, but I have them arranged in my mind like books on a shelf. It doesn’t even have anything to do with the amount of time I spend on them or the order in which I might visit them on a particular day. When I think about visiting a site, my mind has me searching to the left of the computer screen instead of the browser bar where all of the site addresses reside. It can certainly slow me down if I’m not sufficiently focused.
The same goes for other routine tasks – I lose track of where things are (buttons on a menu, for instance) because I’ve assigned them different locations in my mind’s bookshelf.REPORT ABUSE