The ability to recognize objects in the real world is handled by different parts of the brain than those that allow us to imagine what the world is like. That is the result of a brain mapping experiment published in the March 28 issue of the journal Neuron. The study focused on two cognitive tasks widely used by experimental psychologists. One is mental rotation – mentally rotating a complex object into a different position to compare it with a second similar shape – and object recognition – determining whether two complex objects are the same or different.
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