Note:  Correspondence concerning this article should be addressed to Prof. Dr. Petra Jansen, University of Regensburg, 93053 Regensburg, Email: [email protected]
Abstract: This study investigated the relation between motor development, intelligence and mental rotation ability in 5 to 6-year-old children. 80 children performed a standardized motor test (MOT 4-6), a paper-pencil mental rotation test (BIRT) and a non-verbal reasoning test (CPM). A multiple regression analysis revealed that intelligence and motor control abilities were significant and independent predictors of mental rotation performance.
Keywords: motor behavior, spatial performance, mental rotation, children