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Imagining Predictions: Mental Imagery as Mental Emulation

Samuel T. Moulton and Stephen M. Kosslyn

in Predictions in the Brain: Using Our Past to Generate a Future

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195395518
eISBN:
9780199897230
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195395518.003.0040
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

For cognitive scientists, the term mental imagery typically first brings to mind either the protracted debate over the nature of the representations used in imagery or the role of imagery as a ... 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


The Emergence of Dreaming in Children and Adolescents

G. William Domhoff

in The Emergence of Dreaming: Mind-Wandering, Embodied Simulation, and the Default Network

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780190673420
eISBN:
9780190673444
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190673420.003.0005
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

The fourth chapter provides the most complete and detailed account of the development of dreaming between ages 4 and 18 that has ever been assembled. It also includes new findings with teenagers that ... More


Scientific Theories and Fodorian Exceptionalism

Zenon W. Pylyshyn

in On Concepts, Modules, and Language: Cognitive Science at Its Core

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780190464783
eISBN:
9780190464806
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190464783.003.0009
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

The chapter sketches how Fodor and I, beginning from different perspectives, were led to make a sharp distinction between registering certain distal objects in visual perception and categorizing and ... More


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