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dc.contributor.authorBuckley, Jeffrey
dc.contributor.authorCanty, Donal
dc.contributor.authorWhite, David
dc.contributor.authorSeery, Niall
dc.contributor.authorCampbell, Mark
dc.identifier.citationBuckley, J., Canty, D., White, D., Seery, N., Campbell, M. Spatial working memory and neural efficiency in mental rotations: an insight from pupillometry. (2018). Engineering Design Graphics Journal. 82 (3), 20-32.en_US
dc.identifier.otherTechnology Education Research Groupen_US
dc.description.abstractSpatial ability, particularly the cognitive capacity for mental rotations, is a critical component of human cognition. Proficiency with mental rotation tasks is linked with educational performance in various Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines, and with more general tasks such as real world wayfinding. Spatial working memory (SWM) is posited as a fundamental psychological construct associated with mental rotation ability. Through the adoption of pupillometry, this study aspired to investigate the potential role of SWM within mental rotation performance. The results of this study unexpectedly illustrated that mental effort decreased as item difficulty increased. It is posited that learning may have occurred during the initial easier tasks facilitating an increased efficiency in cognitive processing associated with SWM storage during the more difficult mental rotations tasks.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofEngineering Design Graphics Journalen_US
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Ireland*
dc.subjectHuman cognitionen_US
dc.subjectSpatial abilityen_US
dc.subjectSpatial working memoryen_US
dc.subjectSpace perceptionen_US
dc.titleSpatial working memory and neural efficiency in mental rotations: an insight from pupillometry.en_US
dc.identifier.orcidORCID-id: 0000-0002-8292-5642
dc.identifier.orcidORCID-id: 0000-0003-4819-0424
dc.identifier.orcidORCID-id: 0000-0003-4199-4753
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