Interference between verbal concept formation and spatial mental rotation in female subjects

Tamás Makány, Kázḿr Karádi, János Kállai, Lynn Nadel

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In this study the relation between spatial cognition and verbal intelligence abilities was examined in case of 52 women. Interference between mental rotation performance and verbal intelligence scores was found. Women with good verbal abilities have lower scores in mental rotation tasks than subjects with poorer verbal abilities. This finding is in accordance with some basic models of a dual-coding system. The spatial functions represented in mental rotation interfered with verbal-based concept formation and lexical knowledge in college women.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)227-232
Number of pages6
JournalPerceptual and Motor Skills
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2002
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)
  • Experimental and Cognitive Psychology

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