Constraining movement alters the recruitment of motor processes in mental rotation

  title={Constraining movement alters the recruitment of motor processes in mental rotation},
  author={David Moreau},
  journal={Experimental Brain Research},
  • D. Moreau
  • Published 1 February 2013
  • Psychology
  • Experimental Brain Research
Does mental rotation depend on the readiness to act? Recent evidence indicates that the involvement of motor processes in mental rotation is experience-dependent, suggesting that different levels of expertise in sensorimotor interactions lead to different strategies to solve mental rotation problems. Specifically, experts in motor activities perceive spatial material as objects that can be acted upon, triggering covert simulation of rotations. Because action simulation depends on the readiness… 
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