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dc.contributor.authorBuckley, Jeffrey
dc.contributor.authorCanty, Donal
dc.contributor.authorSeery, Niall
dc.identifier.citationBuckley, J., Canty, D., Seery, N. (2018). Spatial working memory in mental rotations: a case for exploring neural efficiency and cognitive strategies. In S. Sorby. & M. Sadowski (eds.), Proceedings of ASEE Engineering Design Graphics Division 72nd Mid-Year Conference. Montego Bay, Jamaica: ASEE.en_US
dc.identifier.otherTechnology Education Research Group - Conference Papersen_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 education 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 illustrate 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.ispartofProceedings of ASEE Engineering Design Graphics Division 72 Mid-Year Conference.en_US
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dc.subjectSpatial abilityen_US
dc.subjectMental rotationen_US
dc.subjectTechnology educationen_US
dc.titleSpatial working memory in mental rotations: a case for exploring neural efficiency and cognitive strategies.en_US
dc.conference.nameASEE Engineering Design Graphics Division 72 Mid-Year Conference. Montego Bay, Jamaica. January 4th-6th 2018.
dc.rights.accessOpen Accessen_US

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