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Approaching behavior reduces gender differences in the mental rotation performance

Jansen, Petra ; Kaltner, Sandra ; Memmert, Daniel


In this study, we investigated if the enactment of an approaching or avoiding behavior influences the mental rotation performance. Thirty-five females and thirty males completed a chronometric mental rotation task either in an approaching or in an avoiding condition while manipulating their arm position. The results showed a significant influence of this embodied behavior dependent on gender and ...


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