Mental rotation and a drawing based training regiment
The Current project investigated whether a drawing based training regiment will improve performance on a mental rotation test involving the same figures drawn during the training. There were two experimental groups: drawing and non-drawing. The participants' responses were measured using reaction time and accuracy. The main . effects found were for angle of rotation and whether the shape was familiar or not. Shapes were considered familiar if they were drawn in the drawing training. Contrary to the research hypothesis the drawing training did not have an effect upon the participant's performance on the mental rotation task. Further research is needed to fully examine the relationship between a training using drawing and its effect on mental rotation. The results from this study are discussed with implications for fields such as architecture baggage screening and dentistry.
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Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
College of Sciences
Dissertations, Academic -- Sciences;Sciences -- Dissertations, Academic
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Selkowitz, Anthony R., "Mental rotation and a drawing based training regiment" (2008). HIM 1990-2015. 778.