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Mental Representations: A dual coding approach

Allan Paivio

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195066661
eISBN:
9780199894086
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195066661.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This work presents a systematic analysis of the psychological phenomena associated with the concept of mental representations — also referred to as cognitive or internal representations. A major ... More


Weight Lifting

Daniel J. Povinelli, Carley Faughn, Nicholas G. Ballew, and James E. Reaux

in World without weight: Perspectives on an alien mind

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780198570967
eISBN:
9780191730979
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198570967.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology

This chapter reports on eight experiments (and two sub-experiments) to determine if chimpanzees form internal representations of the effort required to lift various objects. This internal ... More


Emilio Bizzi

Larry R. Squire

in The History of Neuroscience in Autobiography Volume 6

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195380101
eISBN:
9780199864362
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195380101.003.0002
Subject:
Neuroscience, History of Neuroscience

This chapter presents an autobiography of Emilio Bizzi. Bizzi's research formed the basis of a comprehensive theory—the equilibrium-point hypothesis—which accounts for how the central nervous system ... More


Scaling

Zhong-Lin Lu and Barbara Dosher

in Visual Psychophysics: From Laboratory to Theory

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780262019453
eISBN:
9780262314930
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262019453.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Vision

The goal of visual psychophysics is the quantification of perceptual experience—understanding the relationship between the external stimulus, the internal representation, and the overt responses. ... More


Spatial anisometry and representational release in neglect

Anjan Chatterjee

in The Cognitive and Neural Bases of Spatial Neglect

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198508335
eISBN:
9780191687327
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198508335.003.0012
Subject:
Psychology, Neuropsychology

This chapter argues that disruption by brain damage occurs in patients with spatial neglect. It begins by discussing psychophysical principles in general, and with reference to patients with neglect. ... 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


Sensitivity and Signal-Detection Theory

Zhong-Lin Lu and Barbara Dosher

in Visual Psychophysics: From Laboratory to Theory

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780262019453
eISBN:
9780262314930
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262019453.003.0008
Subject:
Psychology, Vision

This chapter treats the measurement of visual sensitivity, or how we detect threshold or near-threshold stimuli. It begins with a brief review of the classical methods of measuring thresholds. It ... More


Observer Models

Zhong-Lin Lu and Barbara Dosher

in Visual Psychophysics: From Laboratory to Theory

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780262019453
eISBN:
9780262314930
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262019453.003.0009
Subject:
Psychology, Vision

Observer models specify computations that are sufficient to predict the behavior of an observer for many different input stimuli with a small number of parameters. Observer models specify the ... More


Perceptual Consciousness—What Is and What Isn’t Actual

Ted Honderich

in Actual Consciousness

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780198714385
eISBN:
9780191782794
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198714385.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

What is actual now with my and probably your perceptual consciousness is only a room. Much that is often assigned to consciousness or conscious mentality, neither adequately initially clarified, is ... More


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