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who proposed mental rotation
Shepard and Metzler
what did Shepard and Metzler use to study mental rotation
Pictures of objects that had to be rotated for participants to decide if they were similar or not
why was Shepard and Metzler's study influential?
it demonstated a parallel between imagery and perception
what two image did kosslyn use to prove his theory of image scanning
A boat and a map
How did Kosslyns image scanning boat work?
Subjects were asked to focus on the front of the boat and then scan to the back and press true of false of objects they were asked to find
What did kossyn's experiments show
That it took subjects longer to find object located farther away from their focal point in their mental image
who compared kosslyns theory to lights on a computer?
Pylyshyn