Can you train your brain for a new task?
A friend of mine has taken on a new activity that involves viewing a group of objects for a limited amount of time and then having to remember what they are and how they are positioned in relation to each other and in the overall area. She's having a hard time with this, as her line of work has never required this kind of skill. I told her that I was pretty sure that you could hone this skill with the right type of training/exercise or maybe just by practice. But I don't have any good suggestions for her on how to go about it.
Do those of you who are either naturally observant or have been trained to be observant for your occupation (law enforcement? military?) have any ideas? Are there any computer games that would help? Or should she just practice in some way, like by using a model?