Mental rotation, mental representation, and flat slopes.

@article{Cohen1993MentalRM,
  title={Mental rotation, mental representation, and flat slopes.},
  author={Dale J. Cohen and Michael Kubovy},
  journal={Cognitive psychology},
  year={1993},
  volume={25 3},
  pages={351-82}
}
The "mental rotation" literature has studied how subjects determine whether two stimuli that differ in orientation have the same handedness. This literature implies that subjects perform the task by imagining the rotation of one of the stimuli to the orientation of the other. This literature has spawned several theories of mental representation. These theories imply that mental representations cannot be both orientation-free and handedness-specific. We present four experiments that demonstrate… CONTINUE READING

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