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 Visual Mental Imagery: A Case Study in Interdisciplinary Research

S. M. Kosslyn

in Interdisciplinary Research: Case Studies from Health and Social Science

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195324273
eISBN:
9780199893966
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195324273.003.0010
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter begins with a discussion of how visual mental imagery has progressed from a time of introspective analysis alone to the examination of the brain circuitry that underlies it. This sets ... More


I Know What You're Thinking: Brain imaging and mental privacy

Sarah D. Richmond, Geraint Rees, and Sarah J. L. Edwards (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199596492
eISBN:
9780191745669
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199596492.001.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Techniques, Development

Since the 1980s, MRI scanners have told us much about brain function and played an important role in the clinical diagnosis of a number of conditions — both in the brain and the rest of the body. ... More


Evaluating Experimental Artifact Accounts

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/9780195179088.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter turns to an entirely different class of criticisms of the claim that visual mental images depict information. These broadsides against depictive theories hinge on attempts to explain ... More


Imagery and blindness

Cesare Cornoldi and Rossana DeBeni

in Tall Tales about the Mind and Brain: Separating fact from fiction

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198568773
eISBN:
9780191693779
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198568773.003.0023
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

The notion that blind people cannot have mental images is a myth. In this chapter's view, mental images can be generated from different sources of information which do not necessarily have to include ... More


Mental Images

Dominic Gregory

in Showing, Sensing, and Seeming: Distinctively Sensory Representations and their Contents

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199653737
eISBN:
9780191761294
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199653737.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

A great deal of research in recent decades has sought to assess the bearing of various pieces of empirical evidence upon hypotheses concerning the ways in which our minds process sensory mental ... More


Neurophysiological substrates of motor imagery ability

Aymeric Guillot, Magali Louis, and Christian Collet

in The neurophysiological foundations of mental and motor imagery

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199546251
eISBN:
9780191701412
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546251.003.0008
Subject:
Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems

This chapter demonstrates whether motor imagery accuracy and vividness may be estimated using a set of several indicators and psychological, ... More


Neural bases of topographical representation in humans: Contribution of neuroimaging studies

Nicolas Poirel, Laure Zago, Laurent Petit, and Emmanuel Mellet

in The neurophysiological foundations of mental and motor imagery

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199546251
eISBN:
9780191701412
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546251.003.0002
Subject:
Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems

This chapter summarizes the experiments that have contributed to documenting the functional and structural similarities between mental images ... More


Trauma-Image: The Elephant Experience

Roei Amit

in Trauma and Memory: Reading, Healing, and Making Law

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804754057
eISBN:
9780804768122
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804754057.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter offers a reading of the film Elephant, questioning the nature of the trauma-image. It argues that Elephant is among the first type of films, those that do not ignore the mental component ... More


Postscript

Sarah Cooper

in Film and the Imagined Image

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474452786
eISBN:
9781474476676
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474452786.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The brief postscript cites Derek Jarman’s writings in his book Chroma in order to stress that no two people’s mental images will be the same and encourages readers to broaden the scope of the ... More


Distinctively Sensory Records

Dominic Gregory

in Showing, Sensing, and Seeming: Distinctively Sensory Representations and their Contents

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199653737
eISBN:
9780191761294
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199653737.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Various kinds of distinctively sensory representations play a major role in connecting us to the past: just consider photographs and the sensory mental images that figure in many of our memories, for ... More


The Scientific Image-ination

in Image and Reality: Kekule, Kopp, and the Scientific Imagination

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226723327
eISBN:
9780226723358
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226723358.003.0011
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The philosopher of mind Colin McGinn has argued for the importance of what is known as the image-ination, or the ability to form and manipulate mental images having no direct correlation with visual ... More


Hugo Karl Liepmann

in Apraxia: The Cognitive side of motor control

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199591510
eISBN:
9780191756344
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199591510.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Neuropsychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

Liepmann combined the physiological and the psychological approach to apraxia in a model of motor control providing an anatomical basis for the conversion of multimodal mental images of intended ... More


Poetry, Ritual, and Associational Thought In Early India: The Theories

Laurie L. Patton

in Bringing the Gods to Mind: Mantra and Ritual in Early Indian Sacrifice

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520240872
eISBN:
9780520930889
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520240872.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter uses recent works on the theory of metonymy to show how metonymy might be viewed as a specific kind of intellectual practice that provides cognitive linkages between ritual image and the ... More


Image and Reality: Kekule, Kopp, and the Scientific Imagination

Alan J. Rocke

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226723327
eISBN:
9780226723358
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226723358.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Nineteenth-century chemists were faced with a particular problem: how to depict the atoms and molecules that are beyond the direct reach of our bodily senses. In visualizing this microworld, these ... More


Imagination in Bonaventure's Meditations

Michelle Karnes

in Imagination, Meditation, and Cognition in the Middle Ages

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226425313
eISBN:
9780226425337
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226425337.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter explores pre-Bonaventuran gospel meditations before considering Bonaventure's innovations in the genre. In Bonaventure's writings gospel meditation serves to traverse the distance ... More


The Phenomenology of Sensory Experience

Donald C. Ainslie

in Hume’s True Scepticism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780199593866
eISBN:
9780191809224
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199593866.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

In “Of scepticism with regard to the senses,” Hume says that the vulgar believe that the objects that they sense exist distinctly from their being sensed, and continue to exist when not being sensed. ... More


The Impact of Vulnerability

Ruthann Knechel Johansen

in Listening in the Silence, Seeing in the Dark: Reconstructing Life after Brain Injury

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520231146
eISBN:
9780520927766
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520231146.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This chapter presents several challenges faced by Erik, whose mother got the news of his accident when she was attending a prayer in church. She had many questions to ask from the caller, but tried ... More


Where Is the “Spatial” Hemisphere?

Stephen M. Kosslyn

in The Cognitive Neuroscience of Mind: A Tribute to Michael S. Gazzaniga

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262014014
eISBN:
9780262266055
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262014014.003.0030
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

The human brain represents spatial information in different ways, and there are some specific ways through which each hemisphere deals with spatial information. This chapter explores how the brain ... More


Stepping out of the Frame: James's “Holbein”

in The Illustration of the Master: Henry James and the Magazine Revolution

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804768740
eISBN:
9780804776233
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804768740.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This chapter focuses on “The Beldonald Holbein,” one of the “tales of the artist” composed by Henry James for the magazines at the turn of the century. “The Beldonald Holbein” repeatedly alludes to a ... More


Like Drifting Snow My Head Falls

Robert Bingham

in Moving Consciously: Somatic Transformations through Dance, Yoga, and Touch

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039409
eISBN:
9780252097492
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039409.003.0009
Subject:
Music, Dance

In this chapter, the author focuses on the somatic activity of imaging, which has played an important role in his engagement with dance and performance. He describes the feeling in the body as images ... More


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