Accession Number:

ADA175405

Title:

Mental Rotation of Two- and Three-Dimensional Stimuli by Right- and Left-Handers

Descriptive Note:

Interim rept.

Corporate Author:

NAVAL SUBMARINE MEDICAL RESEARCH LAB GROTON CT

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1986-11-19

Pagination or Media Count:

24.0

Abstract:

The ability of right- and left-handed men to identify two- and three- dimensional visual stimuli that have been rotated was measured. There was no correlation between the scores on tests with two- and three-dimensional stimuli. How accurately a two-dimensional submarine-target diagram could be identified after it had been rotated was not related to the initial orientation of the submarine, the initial relationship between the submarine and a target, or the degree to which the submarine was subsequently rotated it was, however, related to the degree to which the submarine-target relationship had been changed. Left- handers performed better than right-handers on the two-dimensional task, but there was no difference on the three-dimensional task.

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology
  • Anatomy and Physiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE