Enhancing Spatial Ability Through Sport Practice Evidence for an Effect of Motor Training on Mental Rotation Performance

@article{Moreau2012EnhancingSA,
  title={Enhancing Spatial Ability Through Sport Practice Evidence for an Effect of Motor Training on Mental Rotation Performance},
  author={David Moreau and J{\'e}r{\^o}me Clerc and Annie Mansy-Dannay and Alain Guerrien},
  journal={Journal of Individual Differences},
  year={2012},
  volume={33},
  pages={83-88}
}
This experiment investigated the relationship between mental rotation and sport training. Undergraduate university students (n = 62) completed the Mental Rotation Test (Vandenberg & Kuse, 1978), before and after a 10-month training in two different sports, which either involved extensive mental rotation ability (wrestling group) or did not (running group). Both groups showed comparable results in the pretest, but the wrestling group outperformed the running group in the posttest. As expected… 

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