Understanding spatial transformations: similarities and differences between mental rotation and mental folding

@article{Harris2013UnderstandingST,
  title={Understanding spatial transformations: similarities and differences between mental rotation and mental folding},
  author={J. Harris and K. Hirsh-Pasek and N. Newcombe},
  journal={Cognitive Processing},
  year={2013},
  volume={14},
  pages={105-115}
}
Mental rotation and mental folding, two widely used measures of spatial ability, both require the dynamic spatial transformation of objects with respect to their internal spatial structure. Traditionally, however, these two skills have been considered quite distinct, based primarily on factor analyses of psychometric data. This paper reviews the similarities and differences between mental rotation and mental folding from a variety of perspectives, including their definitions, component… Expand
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