How Crawling and Manual Object Exploration are Related to the Mental Rotation Abilities of 9-Month-Old Infants

@inproceedings{Schwarzer2013HowCA,
  title={How Crawling and Manual Object Exploration are Related to the Mental Rotation Abilities of 9-Month-Old Infants},
  author={Gudrun Schwarzer and Claudia Freitag and Nina Schum},
  booktitle={Front. Psychol.},
  year={2013}
}
The present experiment examined whether the mental rotation ability of 9-month-old infants was related to their abilities to crawl and manually explore objects. Forty-eight 9-month-old infants were tested; half of them had been crawling for an average of 9.3 weeks. The infants were habituated to a video of a simplified Shepard-Metzler object rotating back and forth through a 240° angle around the longitudinal axis of the object. They were tested with videos of the same object rotating through a… CONTINUE READING
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