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}
}
Abstract We re-analysed visuo-spatial perspective taking data from Kessler and Thomson (2010) plus a previously unpublished pilot with respect to individual- and sex differences in embodied processing (defined as body-posture congruence effects). We found that so-called ‘systemisers’ (males/low-social-skills) showed weaker embodiment than so-called ‘embodiers’ (females/high-social-skills). We conclude that ‘systemisers’ either have difficulties with embodied processing or, alternatively, they… 

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