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A sex difference in mental rotation in young infants.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19076474     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Three- to 4-month-old female and male human infants were administered a two-dimensional mental-rotation task similar to those given to older children and adults. Infants were familiarized with the number 1 (or its mirror image) in seven different rotations between 0 degrees and 360 degrees, and then preference-tested with a novel rotation of the familiar stimulus paired with its mirror image. Male infants displayed a novelty preference for the mirror-image stimulus over the novel rotation of the familiar stimulus, whereas females divided attention between the two test stimuli. The results point toward an early emergence of a sex difference in mental rotation.
Authors:
Paul C Quinn; Lynn S Liben
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Psychological science     Volume:  19     ISSN:  1467-9280     ISO Abbreviation:  Psychol Sci     Publication Date:  2008 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-12-16     Completed Date:  2009-07-13     Revised Date:  2011-05-20    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9007542     Medline TA:  Psychol Sci     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1067-70     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Psychology, University of Delaware, Newark, DE 19716, USA. pquinn@udel.edu
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Attention
Female
Humans
Infant
Male
Mental Processes*
Rotation*
Sex Factors
Grant Support
ID/Acronym/Agency:
HD-42451/HD/NICHD NIH HHS; HD-46526/HD/NICHD NIH HHS

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