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The Relationship between Visual Perception, Imagery, and Cognitive Functions

Cattaneo Zaira and Vecchi Tomaso

in Blind Vision: The Neuroscience of Visual Impairment

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262015035
eISBN:
9780262295819
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262015035.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Vision

This chapter presents imagery’s basic characteristics and its relationship to visual perception and cognitive functions, and discusses the pictorial and propositional theories of imagery. The ... More


Blind Vision: The Neuroscience of Visual Impairment

Zaira Cattaneo and Tomaso Vecchi

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262015035
eISBN:
9780262295819
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262015035.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Vision

Can a blind person see? The very idea seems paradoxical. And yet, if we conceive of “seeing” as the ability to generate internal mental representations that may contain visual details, the idea of ... More


Space to Reason: A Spatial Theory of Human Thought

Markus Knauff

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262018654
eISBN:
9780262313643
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262018654.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

Many scholars believe that visual mental imagery plays a key role in reasoning. The following chapters in this book argues against this view, proposing that visual images are not relevant for ... More


Introduction

Cattaneo Zaira and Vecchi Tomaso

in Blind Vision: The Neuroscience of Visual Impairment

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262015035
eISBN:
9780262295819
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262015035.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Vision

This book explores the effect that visual problems have on human cognitive development and functioning. It discusses visual perception, imagery, and the working memory relationship to determine the ... More


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