Testing Gender Differences in Dimensionality Crossing in Mental Rotation using Virtual Reality and 3D Printed Objects

Dr. Mikaela Priest tested whether gender differences in a difficult mental rotation task could be reduced using 3 dimensional objects compared to traditional 2D paper and pencil measures. Participants were randomly assigned to one of three presentation conditions: 1) 2D presentation of drawn 3D objects, 2) 3D presentation of the same objects rendered in virtual reality using a head mounted display (HTC Vive) and 3) 3D presentation of real world objects created using 3D printing. 


Dr. Mikaela Priest and VR study

Developing Individual Calibration in an Omnidirectional VR treadmill