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Mental Rotation of Three-Dimensional Objects part of SERC Print Resource Collection
Robert Shepard, Jacqueline Metzler
This study shows that the time to recognize that two-dimensional perspective drawings portray a three-dimensional object increases linearly with the number of angular rotations required to portray ...

Effect of Type of Practice in a Computer Aided Design Environment in Visualizing Three-Dimensional Objects from Two-Dimensional Orthographic Projections part of SERC Print Resource Collection
R. Duesbury, H. O'Neil
This study to determine the effect of practice in manipulating two- and three-dimensional wireframe images on a learner's ability to visualize 3D objects shows that those who received practice ...

Enhancing the Visuo-Spatial Aptitude of Students part of SERC Print Resource Collection
T. Lord

Spatial Ability, Navigation Strategy and Geographic Knowledge Among Men and Women part of SERC Print Resource Collection
J. Dabbs Jr., E. L. Chang, R. Strong, R. Milun
This study tested the differences in navigation strategy and geographic knowledge between men and women. Men proved to be better than women in mental rotation skill, but men and women were equal in ...

Questions and Conjectures Concerning Models, Misconceptions and Spatial Ability part of SERC Print Resource Collection
S. Dyche, P. McClurg, J. Stepans, M. L. Veath

Sex-related Differences in Spatial Ability: What Every Geography Educator Should Know part of SERC Print Resource Collection
C. Self, R. Golledge

How maps work: Representation, visualization, and design part of SERC Print Resource Collection
A. M. MacEachren
The book discusses how maps are used and how they can be improved. Understanding how and why maps work and do not work as representations of the world, and what it means for a map to work, are ...

Spatial memory of real environments, virtual environments, and maps part of SERC Print Resource Collection
D. R. Montello, D. Waller, M. Hegarty, A. E. Richardson


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