Imagining rotation by endogenous versus exogenous forces: Distinct neural mechanisms

@article{Kosslyn2001ImaginingRB,
  title={Imagining rotation by endogenous versus exogenous forces: Distinct neural mechanisms},
  author={Stephen M. Kosslyn and William L. Thompson and Maryjane Wraga and Nathaniel M. Alpert},
  journal={Neuroreport},
  year={2001},
  volume={12},
  pages={2519-2525}
}
Previous neuroimaging studies of mental image transformations have sometimes implicated motor processes and sometimes not. In this study, prior to neuroimaging the subjects either viewed an electric motor rotating an angular object, or they rotated the object manually. Following this, they performed the identical mental rotation task in which they compared members of pairs of such figures, but were asked to imagine the figures rotating as they had just seen the model rotate. When results from… 
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