The ability to imagine space is something we do not need to consciously learn and is common to all people. The proof of the universal nature of spatial perception lies in the structure of most spoken languages: the way we use adverbs of space: before, after, in front, behind, beside, backwards, forwards, etc. to describe not only spatial situations but also various abstract notions such as time, belonging and interaction. It shows how natural it is for us to think in spaces when describing any experience. Space has become a whole framework, a tool of reference to help us understand and express the connections between concepts, sequences and relationships. It is as though in order to perceive anything we need to create an imagined space for it to experience it.
It is interesting that not only can we present abstract ideas in spatial constructions, we can also put them into motion: make them change and move and carry an idea. We run "out" of time, things come "into" being. It seems that motion is just a part of spatial construction. Or perhaps, it is in fact because of movement that we can even measure and sense spaces at all? After all, we become aware of distance when an object moves in relation to others or when it approaches or moves away from us. Through the change of position, we can experience space as what it is.
Imagine a space without motion. With no change or reference the sensations would always remain the same. The sense of space could still be achieved through our binocular vision. We would be able to see and recognise it, but it would remain a two-dimensional projection — we would not be able experience depth as such. Movement is an active realisation of space. Without movement, space would be an abstract idea rather than an experience.