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Sex of human stimulus matters: female and male stimuli are processed differently in mental rotation tasks

Kaltner, Sandra ; Jansen, Petra


The main goal of the present study was to assess whether the sex of a human stimulus affects mental rotation performance. The results are pretty straight-forward: Men show a better performance than women and also male stimuli result in a faster processing by both women and men compared to female stimuli. Furthermore, the advantage of egocentric transformations over object-based transformations ...


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