Balancing the mind: vestibular induced facilitation of egocentric mental transformations.

@article{Falconer2012BalancingTM,
  title={Balancing the mind: vestibular induced facilitation of egocentric mental transformations.},
  author={Caroline J Falconer and Fred W. Mast},
  journal={Experimental psychology},
  year={2012},
  volume={59 6},
  pages={332-9}
}
The body schema is a key component in accomplishing egocentric mental transformations, which rely on bodily reference frames. These reference frames are based on a plurality of different cognitive and sensory cues among which the vestibular system plays a prominent role. We investigated whether a bottom-up influence of vestibular stimulation modulates the ability to perform egocentric mental transformations. Participants were significantly faster to make correct spatial judgments during… CONTINUE READING
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