≡ Menu

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.

About the author

Psychologist, Jeremy Dean, PhD is the founder and author of PsyBlog. He holds a doctorate in psychology from University College London and two other advanced degrees in psychology.

He has been writing about scientific research on PsyBlog since 2004. He is also the author of the book “Making Habits, Breaking Habits” (Da Capo, 2003) and several ebooks:

Dr Dean’s bio, Twitter, Facebook and how to contact him.

> From BBC News



A new psych study by email every day. No spam, ever.