"New research that more profitably pairs the two fields suggests that when students use spatial skills in the classroom, the benefits extend beyond spatial understanding to other kinds of thinking, such as mentally deciphering a problem using words. The results, published on August 10 in Science Advances, also show that neuroscience tools in a real-world classroom might predict successful learning better than more traditional approaches, such as testing and grades. This information could support programs and methods that offer the biggest learning bang for the buck." https://www.scientificamerican.com/...al-skills-their-verbal-abilities-get-a-boost/ China has been doing this for a long time. They teach the game of Go in school, starting young. Go is a very difficult game, and it is superb at teaching certain types of spatial reasoning, and it's cheap enough China can do it. We have the tools lying around, to create educational excellence far beyond anything the world has ever seen.