Spatial Perspective Taking is an Embodied Process, but Not for Everyone in the Same Way: Differences Predicted by Sex and Social Skills Score

@article{Kessler2012SpatialPT,
  title={Spatial Perspective Taking is an Embodied Process, but Not for Everyone in the Same Way: Differences Predicted by Sex and Social Skills Score},
  author={Klaus Kessler and Hongfang Wang},
  journal={Spatial Cognition & Computation},
  year={2012},
  volume={12},
  pages={133-158}
}
We re-analysed the data from Kessler and Thomson’s (2010) visuo-spatial perspective taking (VPT) experiments plus a previously unpublished pilot with respect to individualand sex differences in embodied processing (defined as a body-posture congruence effect). We found that certain individuals called ‘systemisers’ (males/ low social skills) showed weaker embodiment than so-called ‘embodiers’ (females/ high social skills). Based on overall performance we conclude that ‘systemisers’ could either… CONTINUE READING

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