Tenuous link between mental rotation and parking your car

Here’s another study showing that there is a particular type of visuo-spatial ability at which, on average, men are better than women.

The actual task carried out in this research was a mental rotation. Here’s an example. You have to work out which one of the three figures on the right is a rotated version of the figure on the left.

What has this got to do with parking your car? Probably something, possibly nothing. This is just the exploitation of an extrememly tenuous link to sell a story.

> From BBC News



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Published: 24 January 2005

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