Modelling alternative strategies for mental rotation

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I present two models of mental rotation created within the ACT-R theory of cognition, each of which implements one of the two main strategies identified in the literature. A holistic strategy rotates mental images as a whole unit whereas piecemeal strategy decomposes the mental image into pieces and rotates them individually. Both models provide a close fit to human response time data from a recent study of mental rotation strategies conducted by Khooshabeh, Hegarty, and Shipley (2013). This work provides an account of human mental rotation data and in so doing, tests a new proposal for representing and processing spatial information to model mental imagery in ACT-R.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the ICCM 2019
Subtitle of host publication17th International Conference on Cognitive Modelling
EditorsTerrance C. Stewart
PublisherApplied Cognitive Science Lab
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9780998508238
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2019
Event17th International Conference on Cognitive Modelling - Montreal, Canada
Duration: 19 Jul 201922 Jul 2019
Conference number: 17


Conference17th International Conference on Cognitive Modelling
Abbreviated titleICCM2019
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