ISSN 1671-3710
CN 11-4766/R

›› 2008, Vol. 16 ›› Issue (05): 687-691.

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Sex Differences in Mental Rotation

YU Qing-Bao;LU Qi-Lin;TANG Yi-Yuan   

  1. Institute of Neuroinformatics, Dalian University of Technology, Dalian 116023, China
  • Received:2008-04-08 Revised:1900-01-01 Online:2008-09-15 Published:2008-09-15
  • Contact: TANG Yi-Yuan

Abstract: Sex difference is one of important aspects in studies of cognitive psychology. Men usually perform better than women in spatial cognitive tasks especially in mental rotation tasks. Recently, lots of behavioral and neuroimaging studies involving sex differences in mental rotation were executed. By summarizing some of those studies, exhibitions of sex differences during mental rotation and possible causes for it including biological factors and strategic factors were reviewed

Key words: spatial cognition, mental rotation, sex differences

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