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Attardi, Stefanie M.; Gould, Douglas J.; Pratt, Rebecca L.; Roach, Victoria A. – Anatomical Sciences Education, 2022
Gross anatomy is a source of anxiety for matriculating medical students due to the large volume of information presented in a truncated timeline, and because it may be their first exposure to human cadavers. This study aimed to assess if video-based resources would affect matriculating medical students' anatomy state anxiety levels. Videos were…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Orientation Materials, Medical Students, Anxiety
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Roach, Victoria A.; Mi, Misa; Mussell, Jason; Van Nuland, Sonya E.; Lufler, Rebecca S.; DeVeau, Kathryn M.; Dunham, Stacey M.; Husmann, Polly; Herriott, Hannah L.; Edwards, Danielle N.; Doubleday, Alison F.; Wilson, Brittany M.; Wilson, Adam B. – Anatomical Sciences Education, 2021
Interest in spatial ability has grown over the past few decades following the emergence of correlational evidence associating spatial aptitude with educational performance in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. The research field at large and the anatomy education literature on this topic are mixed. In an attempt to…
Descriptors: Spatial Ability, Anatomy, Foreign Countries, Correlation
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Roach, Victoria A.; Fraser, Graham M.; Kryklywy, James H.; Mitchell, Derek G. V.; Wilson, Timothy D. – Anatomical Sciences Education, 2019
Research suggests that spatial ability may predict success in complex disciplines including anatomy, where mastery requires a firm understanding of the intricate relationships occurring along the course of veins, arteries, and nerves, as they traverse through and around bones, muscles, and organs. Debate exists on the malleability of spatial…
Descriptors: Spatial Ability, Anatomy, Visual Perception, Eye Movements
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Roach, Victoria A.; Fraser, Graham M.; Kryklywy, James H.; Mitchell, Derek G. V.; Wilson, Timothy D. – Anatomical Sciences Education, 2017
Learning in anatomy can be both spatially and visually complex. Pedagogical investigations have begun exploration as to how spatial ability may mitigate learning. Emerging hypotheses suggests individuals with higher spatial reasoning may attend to images differently than those who are lacking. To elucidate attentional patterns associated with…
Descriptors: Anatomy, Spatial Ability, Attention, Eye Movements
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Roach, Victoria A.; Fraser, Graham M.; Kryklywy, James H.; Mitchell, Derek G. V.; Wilson, Timothy D. – Anatomical Sciences Education, 2017
Individuals with an aptitude for interpreting spatial information (high mental rotation ability: HMRA) typically master anatomy with more ease, and more quickly, than those with low mental rotation ability (LMRA). This article explores how visual attention differs with time limits on spatial reasoning tests. Participants were assorted to two…
Descriptors: Timed Tests, Eye Movements, Visual Perception, Attention
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Van Nuland, Sonya E.; Roach, Victoria A.; Wilson, Timothy D.; Belliveau, Daniel J. – Anatomical Sciences Education, 2015
Competition is a key element in many educational games and is often adopted by educators in an effort to motivate and excite their students. Yet, the use of academic competition in educational institutions remains the subject of much debate. Opponents argue that academic competition causes an increase in student anxiety and divides their…
Descriptors: Anatomy, Medical Education, Competition, Undergraduate Students
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Roach, Victoria A.; Mistry, Manisha R.; Wilson, Timothy D. – Anatomical Sciences Education, 2014
Elevated spatial visualization ability (Vz) is thought to influence surgical skill acquisition and performance. Current research suggests that stereo visualization technology and its association with skill performance may confer perceptual advantages. This is of particular interest in laparoscopic skill training, where stereo visualization may…
Descriptors: Spatial Ability, Visualization, Surgery, Skill Development
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Martin, Charys M.; Roach, Victoria A.; Nguyen, Ngan; Rice, Charles L.; Wilson, Timothy D. – Anatomical Sciences Education, 2013
The use of three-dimensional (3D) models for education, pre-operative assessment, presurgical planning, and measurement have become more prevalent. With the increase in prevalence of 3D models there has also been an increase in 3D reconstructive software programs that are used to create these models. These software programs differ in…
Descriptors: Anatomy, Comparative Analysis, Visual Aids, Models
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Roach, Victoria A.; Brandt, Michael G.; Moore, Corey C.; Wilson, Timothy D. – Anatomical Sciences Education, 2012
The process of learning new surgical technical skills is vital to the career of a surgeon. The acquisition of these new skills is influenced greatly by visual-spatial ability (VSA) and may be difficult for some learners to rapidly assimilate. In many cases, the role of VSA on the acquisition of a novel technical skill has been explored; however,…
Descriptors: Surgery, Video Technology, Visual Aids, Skill Development