Université de Fribourg

Using a touch screen paradigm to assess the development of mental rotation between 3½ and 5½ years of age

Frick, Andrea ; Ferrara, Katrina ; Newcombe, Nora. S.

In: Cognitive Processing, 2013, vol. 14, no. 2, p. 117-127

Mental rotation is an important spatial skill. However, there is controversy concerning its early development and susceptibility to intervention. In the present study, we assessed individual differences in the mental rotation abilities of children between 3½ and 5½ years of age, using a touch screen paradigm to simplify task demands. A figure or its mirror image was presented in 8 different...