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Subjects view visual stimuli (2D or 3D) and determine whether and to what extent they are rotated between trials.

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Phenotypes associated with mental rotation task


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IMPLEMENTATIONS of mental rotation task
Configurable web-based task paradigm that presents regular or flipped letters or digits in adjustable angles of rotation
EXTERNAL DATASETS for mental rotation task
No implementations have been added.

Experimental conditions are the subsets of an experiment that define the relevant experimental manipulation.


You must specify conditions before you can define contrasts.

In the Cognitive Atlas, we define a contrast as any function over experimental conditions. The simplest contrast is the indicator value for a specific condition; more complex contrasts include linear or nonlinear functions of the indicator across different experimental conditions.

areas of activation
response time
accuracy (number or percentage of correct identifications)

An indicator is a specific quantitative or qualitative variable that is recorded for analysis. These may include behavioral variables (such as response time, accuracy, or other measures of performance) or physiological variables (including genetics, psychophysiology, or brain imaging data).


Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) study of sex differences in a mental rotation task.
Thomsen T, Hugdahl K, Ersland L, Barndon R, Lundervold A, Smievoll AI, Roscher BE, Sundberg H
(Med Sci Monit)
2000 Nov-Dec

A large sex difference on a two-dimensional mental rotation task.
Collins DW, Kimura D
(Behav Neurosci)
1997 Aug