Girls in detail, boys in shape: gender differences when drawing cubes in depth.

@article{LangeKttner2013GirlsID,
  title={Girls in detail, boys in shape: gender differences when drawing cubes in depth.},
  author={Chris Lange-K{\"u}ttner and Mirjam Ebersbach},
  journal={British journal of psychology},
  year={2013},
  volume={104 3},
  pages={413-37}
}
The current study tested gender differences in the developmental transition from drawing cubes in two- versus three dimensions (3D), and investigated the underlying spatial abilities. Six- to nine-year-old children (N = 97) drew two occluding model cubes and solved several other spatial tasks. Girls more often unfolded the various sides of the cubes into a layout, also called diagrammatic cube drawing (object design detail). In girls, the best predictor for drawing the cubes was Mental Rotation… CONTINUE READING