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Mental rotation in Williams syndrome: an impaired imagery ability

Stinton, Chris and Farran, Emily and Courbois, Y. (2008) Mental rotation in Williams syndrome: an impaired imagery ability. Developmental Neuropsychology, 33. pp. 565-583. ISSN 8756-5641

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Abstract

Typically developing young children and individuals with intellectual disabilities often perform poorly on mental rotation tasks when the stimulus they are rotating lacks a salient component. However, performance can be improved when salience is increased. The present study investigated the effect of salience on mental rotation performance by individuals with Williams syndrome. Individuals with Williams syndrome and matched controls were presented with two versions of a mental rotation task: a no salient component condition and a salient component condition. The results showed that component salience did not benefit individuals with Williams syndrome in the same manner as it did controls.

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Additional Information: This is an electronic version of an article published in Stinton, Chris and Farran, Emily and Courbois, Y. (2008) Mental rotation in Williams syndrome: an impaired imagery ability. Developmental Neuropsychology, 33 (5). pp. 565-583. Developmental Neuropsychology is available online at: http://www.informaworld.com/10.1080/87565640802254323
Controlled Keywords: Williams syndrome, mental rotation, stimulus salience
Divisions: IOE Departments > Departments > Psychology and Human Development
Depositing User: IOE Repository Editor (2)
Date Deposited: 19 Mar 2010 15:02
Last Modified: 14 Oct 2013 12:06
URI: http://eprints.ioe.ac.uk/id/eprint/2066
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