Title

Is there a threshold for mental rotation?

Document Type

Article

Date of Original Version

1-1-1986

Abstract

A threshold-like nonlinearity was found in a mental rotation experiment designed for relatively heavy sampling of small angular disparities. The value of the threshold in this experiment appeared to be around 15°. Results of a control experiment were that subjects easily discriminated orientations differing by as little as 6° using the same stimulus materials. A threshold hypothesis represents one way to think about the flexibility and limitations of mental rotation performance. © 1986, Psychonomic Society, Inc.. All rights reserved.

Publication Title

Bulletin of the Psychonomic Society

Volume

24

Issue

1

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