Mental rotation of a tactile layout by young visually impaired children.

@article{Ungar1995MentalRO,
  title={Mental rotation of a tactile layout by young visually impaired children.},
  author={Simon Ungar and Mark Blades and Christopher Spencer},
  journal={Perception},
  year={1995},
  volume={24 8},
  pages={891-900}
}
Mental rotation tasks have been used to probe the mental imagery both of sighted and of visually impaired people. People who have been blind since birth display a response pattern which is qualitatively similar to that of sighted people but tend to respond more slowly or with a higher error rate. It has been suggested that visually impaired people code the stimulus and its (or their own) motion in a different way from sighted people-in particular, congenitally blind people may ignore the… CONTINUE READING