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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.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the ICCM 2019|
|Subtitle of host publication||17th International Conference on Cognitive Modelling|
|Editors||Terrance C. Stewart|
|Publisher||Applied Cognitive Science Lab|
|Number of pages||6|
|Publication status||Published - Oct 2019|
|Event||17th International Conference on Cognitive Modelling - Montreal, Canada|
Duration: 19 Jul 2019 → 22 Jul 2019
Conference number: 17
|Conference||17th International Conference on Cognitive Modelling|
|Period||19/07/19 → 22/07/19|
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