- Jansen, P. (2009). THE DISSOCIATION OF SMALL- AND LARGE-SCALE SPATIAL ABILITIES IN SCHOOL-AGE CHILDREN. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 109(2), 357-361.
This experiment with school-age children was designed to assess the extent to which training in a “small-scale space”—so-called manual rotation training—can improve performance in a “large-scale space.” In a preliminary test, 72 9- and 10-yr.-olds completed a direction estimation test. Half of the children then completed manual rotation training or played a nonspatial computer game. All of the children subsequently performed the direction estimation test again. Perfor-mance in direction estimation did not differ between the preliminary test and the posttest. Thus, in contrast to the parallel study with adults, the “small-scale spatial ability” was not associated with “large-scale ability.”
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