Title

Seeing double: Five-month-olds’ mental rotation of dynamic, 3D block stimuli presented on dual monitors

Document Type

Article

Program

Pitzer College, Psychology (Pitzer)

Publication Date

2016

Keywords

Mental rotation, Infant development, Spatial cognition

Abstract

Mental rotation (MR) involves the ability to predict how an object will look once it has been rotated into a new orientation in space. To date, studies of MR in infants have tested this ability using abstract stimuli presented using a single display. Evidence from existing studies suggests that using multiple displays may affect an infant’s performance in some kinds of MR tasks. This study used Moore & Johnson’s (2008) simplified Shepard-Metzler objects in a dual-monitor MR task presented to five-month-old infants. Evidence for MR in infancy was found. These findings have implications for MR testing in infancy and the influence of display properties on infant MR performance.

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© 2016 Elsevier Inc.

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