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Mental Images and Mental Representations

Stephen M. Kosslyn, William L. Thompson, and Giorgio Ganis

in The Case for Mental Imagery

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195179088
eISBN:
9780199893829
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195179088.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This book explores the utility of computational ideas for understanding what the brain does. This chapter considers the issues and positions in the imagery debate and puts them in context. An ... More


Science and Mental Imagery

Stephen M. Kosslyn, William L. Thompson, and Giorgio Ganis

in The Case for Mental Imagery

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195179088
eISBN:
9780199893829
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195179088.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

The previous chapters showed that the conceptual arguments against depictive representations are easily countered, and illustrated the rich harvest of empirical findings that supports the depictive ... More


The Case for Mental Imagery

Stephen M. Kosslyn, William L. Thompson, and Giorgio Ganis

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195179088
eISBN:
9780199893829
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195179088.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

When we try to remember whether we left a window open or closed, do we actually see the window in our mind? If we do, does this mental image play a role in how we think? For almost a century, ... More


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