Autonomic physiological activity in mental rotation tasks

Alicia D. Kalamas, Amanda L. Gruber, Bart Rypma

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The electrodermal response (EDR) during a mental rotation (MR) task performance was investigated. For 6 males and 8 females (16-25 years old) there was a progressive increase in the number of EDRs as the angle of rotation (complexity) of the task was increased. These results support previous findings that autonomic physiological activity varies with the amount of information processing or its difficulty.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)211-214
Number of pages4
JournalPerceptual and motor skills
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
  • Sensory Systems


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