Modelling alternative strategies for mental rotation

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Abstract

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 17th International Conference on Cognitive Modelling
Subtitle of host publicationICCM 2019
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2019
Event17th International Conference on Cognitive Modelling - Montreal, Canada
Duration: 19 Jul 201922 Jul 2019
http://mathpsych.org/conferences/2019/

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Conference17th International Conference on Cognitive Modelling
Abbreviated titleICCM 2019
CountryCanada
CityMontreal
Period19/07/1922/07/19
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Imagery (Psychotherapy)
Automatic Data Processing
Cognition
Reaction Time
Spatial Processing

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Peebles, D. (2019). Modelling alternative strategies for mental rotation. In Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Cognitive Modelling: ICCM 2019
Peebles, David. / Modelling alternative strategies for mental rotation. Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Cognitive Modelling: ICCM 2019. 2019.
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