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  • The influence of juggling on mental rotation performance.

    Author(s) : Jansen, P.Titze, C.Heil, M.

    Author Affiliation : Institute of Sport Science, University of Regensburg, Universitaetsstr. 31, 93053 Regensburg, Germany.

    Author Email : petra.jansen@psk.uni-regensburg.de

    Journal article : International Journal of Sport Psychology 2009 Vol.40 No.2 pp.351-359 ref.24

    Abstract : This study investigated the influence of juggling trainingtrainingSubject Category: Disciplines, Occupations and Industries
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    on mental rotation performance. Two groups of 23 participants each solved a chronometrical mental rotation task with three-dimensional block figures. After this, participants of the training group learned to juggle over a period of three months, whereas participants of the non-training group did not. At the end of the three-month period all participants solved the mental rotation task again. The difference between the reaction timereaction timeSubject Category: Time Periods
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    (RT) in the first and second mental rotation test was measured. Results showed that the RT gain was higher for the participants of the training group compared to the non-training group when mental rotation had to be performed (i.e., when angular disparity was non-zero). This study provides evidence for the direct relation between motor training and spatial ability.

    ISSN : 0047-0767

    URL : http://www.ijsp-online.com

    Record Number : 20093201540

    Publisher : Edizioni Luigi Pozzi

    Location of publication : Rome

    Country of publication : Italy

    Language of text : English

    Language of summary : English

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    Descriptor(s) : mental abilitymental abilitySubject Category: Properties
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    , motor skillsmotor skillsSubject Category: Miscellaneous
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    , reaction timereaction timeSubject Category: Time Periods
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    , trainingtrainingSubject Category: Disciplines, Occupations and Industries
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    Identifier(s) : intelligence