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High‐Level Simulational Mindreading

Alvin I. Goldman

in Simulating Minds: The Philosophy, Psychology, and Neuroscience of Mindreading

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195138924
eISBN:
9780199786480
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195138929.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Simulation is first examined in the domains of visual and motor imagery, where brain imaging confirms that many of the same regions are activated in both visual imagery and vision, and in motor ... More


Mental Imagery and the Visual System

Michael McCloskey

in Visual Reflections: A Perceptual Deficit and Its Implications

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195168693
eISBN:
9780199871513
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195168693.003.0017
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter offers a contribution to the body of evidence bearing on the role of the visual system in visual imagery. It reports AH's performance on two imagery tasks, both of which had the same ... More


Visual Mental Images in the Brain: Overview of a Theory

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/9780195179088.003.0005
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter outlines a neurologically plausible theory of visual mental imagery that posits depictive representations. The goal is not to review the theory in detail, but rather to provide enough ... More


Depictive Representations in the Brain

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/9780195179088.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter begins by summarizing the arguments against the idea that topographically organized areas are used in visual mental imagery and the arguments that even if they are used, they play no ... More


Imagery: Capacities and Mechanisms

Gregory Currie

in Recreative Minds

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198238089
eISBN:
9780191679568
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198238089.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Aesthetics

This chapter focuses on mental imagery. It discusses the ways that imagery in various modes — particularly visual and motor imagery — are systematically related to their perceptual counterparts. It ... More


Multimodal images in the brain

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

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/9780199546251.003.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems

This chapter provides a review of the main results of neuroimaging experiments that have examined the neural underpinning of mental imagery and ... More


Conceptualizing Simulation Theory

Alvin I. Goldman

in Simulating Minds: The Philosophy, Psychology, and Neuroscience of Mindreading

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195138924
eISBN:
9780199786480
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195138929.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter clarifies the notion of simulation and explores the relationship between simulating and theorizing. Generic simulation is the resemblance or imitation of one thing by another, so mental ... More


Imaginative Contagion

Tamar Szabó Gendler

in Intuition, Imagination, and Philosophical Methodology

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199589760
eISBN:
9780191595486
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199589760.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Science

This chapter presents and discusses a number of cases of imaginative contagion: cases where merely imagining or pretending P has effects that we would expect only believing or perceiving P to have. ... More


Dreaming as Quasi-Perceptual Experience: The Traditional View

Jennifer M. Windt

in Dreaming: A Conceptual Framework for Philosophy of Mind and Empirical Research

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780262028677
eISBN:
9780262327466
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028677.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Now that a solution to the problem of dream reporting is in place, the subsequent chapters works towards a positive characterization of dream experience. Chapter 5 investigates the widespread and ... More


. An Entire Cosmology

Anne Marie Oliver and Paul F. Steinberg

in The Road to Martyrs' Square: A Journey into the World of the Suicide Bomber

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195305593
eISBN:
9780199850815
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195305593.003.0020
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter describes a display suggesting an entire cosmology, composed of 20 to 30 hand-colored mimeographs that have been taped together end on end. Two men in the central panel of the display ... More


The Divergent Evolution of Coinage in Eastern and Western Eurasia

Walter Scheidel

in The Monetary Systems of the Greeks and Romans

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199233359
eISBN:
9780191716348
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199233359.003.0014
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Coinage was independently created on no more than two occasions in history — in the Graeco-Lydian Aegean perhaps as early as the late 7th century BC, and in the Great Plain of China around two ... More


Inner Eye and Inner Space

Markus Knauff

in Space to Reason: A Spatial Theory of Human Thought

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262018654
eISBN:
9780262313643
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262018654.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

This chapter provides a brief historical introduction to the fields of rationality and logical reasoning and imagination, along with a discussion of experimental findings on the types of mental ... More


Dreaming as Imaginative Experience: The Rival View

Jennifer M. Windt

in Dreaming: A Conceptual Framework for Philosophy of Mind and Empirical Research

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780262028677
eISBN:
9780262327466
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028677.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

The chapter analyzes the closest rival to the quasi-perceptual view, namely the view that dreams are imaginative experiences, and again distinguishes different variants. Of particular interest is the ... More


A Computational Theory of the Mental Imagery Medium

Steven Pinker

in Language, Cognition, and Human Nature

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199328741
eISBN:
9780199369355
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199328741.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

Does it make sense to think of a mental image as a picture in the head? And if it does, how are three-dimensional objects and scenes represented in mental “pictures”? This chapter suggests that these ... More


Reasoning and Imageability

Markus Knauff

in Space to Reason: A Spatial Theory of Human Thought

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262018654
eISBN:
9780262313643
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262018654.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

This chapter, which begins with a discussion of the findings of previous studies on the role of visualization in logical reasoning, shows that clear conclusions cannot be drawn from these findings as ... More


Rethinking Thought: Inside the Minds of Creative Scientists and Artists

Laura Otis

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780190213466
eISBN:
9780190271701
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190213466.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This book demonstrates how greatly the lived experience of thought varies from one person to another, especially with respect to visual mental images and verbal language. It examines differences in ... More


Seeing in the Mind’s Eye: Visual Imagery

Patrik N. Juslin

in Musical Emotions Explained: Unlocking the Secrets of Musical Affect

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780198753421
eISBN:
9780191842689
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198753421.003.0023
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter considers the psychological mechanism known as visual imagery. Visual imagery is defined as a process whereby an emotion is evoked in the listener because he or she conjures up inner ... 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


Memory, Imagination, and Thought

Alex Byrne

in Transparency and Self-Knowledge

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780198821618
eISBN:
9780191860898
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198821618.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter further extends the transparency approach to memory, imagination, and thought. The kind of memory that is chiefly treated is episodic memory which, it turns out, is closely connected to ... More


The visual text

Brian Baker

in Iain Sinclair

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719069048
eISBN:
9781781700891
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719069048.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter discusses the intense visual imagery that has become characteristic of Sinclair's poetry. It considers the visual apparatus of Sinclair's major works, including Slow Chocolate Autopsy. ... More


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