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  • 1 Institute of Behavioral Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Pécs Please ask the editor of the journal.
  • 2 Institute of Behavioral Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Pécs Please ask the editor of the journal.
  • 3 Pécsi Tudományegyetem, Általános Orvostudományi Kar, Magatartástudományi Intézet Pszichiátriai Klinika 7624 Pécs, Szigeti út 12.
  • 4 Institute of Psychology, University of Pécs
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The mental rotation is a classical paradigm in cognitive psychology. Recent tests demonstrate that the linearity coefficient (r2) is an appropriate variable to show the cognitive appearance (cognitive strategy) of mental rotation. It is well documented that males perform better than females on object mental rotation. The present work is the first demonstration of a sex difference of cognitive strategy used during mental rotation. A linearity coefficient of females was higher than the coefficient of males. This result implies that females use a more active and powerful mental rotation strategy. This is very important from the viewpoint of some methodology. In the cognitive neuroscience there are various fMRI and MEG works which measure brain activity during mental rotation. However, beside the demonstration of mental rotation paradigm, it may be very important provide that subjects at whom occur actually the mental rotation during brain scanning. 

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