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The role of rotational hand movements and general motor ability in children’s mental rotation performance

URN to cite this document:
urn:nbn:de:bvb:355-epub-320979
DOI to cite this document:
10.5283/epub.32097
Jansen, Petra ; Kellner, Jan Peter Florian
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Abstract

Mental rotation of visual images of body parts and abstract shapes can be influenced by simultaneous motor activity. Children in particular seem to have a strong coupling between motor and cognitive processes. We investigated the influence of a rotational hand movement performed by rotating a knob on mental rotation performance in primary school-age children (N= 83; Age range: 7.0-8.3 and ...

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