Discrepancy between mental rotation and perspective-taking abilities in normal aging assessed by Piaget's Three-Mountain Task

Hiroki Inagaki, Kenichi Meguro, Masumi Shimada, Junichi Ishizaki, Hideyuki Okuzumi, Atsushi Yamadori

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In a cross-sectional study, we examined age-related differences in visuo-spatial ability associated with image rotation, using two variants of Piaget's 'Three-Mountain Task.' The object-mental rotation (OMR) task detects the ability to mentally rotate an image, whereas the subject-mental rotation (SMR) task reveals the ability to mentally change one's perspective. A group of 33 young adults, 26 middle-aged adults, and 31 elderly normal adults were studied. Both tasks revealed age-related differences in performance but a larger difference between middle-aged and elderly group was observed for SMR than OMR performance. Age-related increases in the 'egocentric' type of error were found only on the SMR task. The results suggest that the ability to mentally change one's perspective declines with age, perhaps more than the ability to mentally rotate objects.

本文言語English
ページ(範囲)18-25
ページ数8
ジャーナルJournal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology
24
1
DOI
出版ステータスPublished - 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 臨床心理学
  • 神経学
  • 臨床神経学

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