The benefit of seeing in company

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A new study by Ward and colleagues (Curr. Biol. 2019;29:874-880) finds that participants use mental rotation to calculate an avatar's perspective on a scene without any prompt to do so. This often enables them to make faster judgments about the appearance of the scene than they could make if they viewed it on their own.

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)451-453
Number of pages3
JournalTrends in Cognitive Sciences
Issue number6
Early online date11 Apr 2019
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2019


  • perspective-taking, mental rotation, mindreading, theory of mind