Changes in cortical activity during mental rotation. A mapping study using functional MRI.

  title={Changes in cortical activity during mental rotation. A mapping study using functional MRI.},
  author={M S Cohen and Stephen M. Kosslyn and Hans C. Breiter and G J Digirolamo and William L. Thompson and Adam K. Anderson and S Y Brookheimer and Bruce R. Rosen and John W. Belliveau},
  journal={Brain : a journal of neurology},
  volume={119 ( Pt 1)},
Mental imagery is an important cognitive method for problem solving, and the mental rotation of complex objects, as originally described by Shepard and Metzler (1971), is among the best studied mental imagery tasks. Functional MRI was used to observe focal changes in blood flow in the brains of 10 healthy volunteers performing a mental rotation task. On each trial, subjects viewed a pair of perspective drawings of three-dimensional shapes, mentally rotated one into congruence with the other… CONTINUE READING
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