Mental Imagery

[Revised entry by Nigel J.T. Thomas on September 12, 2014. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography, american-response.html, bibliography-mental-imagery.html, bibliography-supplementary.html,
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[Revised entry by Nigel J.T. Thomas on September 12, 2014. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography, american-response.html, bibliography-mental-imagery.html, bibliography-supplementary.html, demand-characteristics-problem.html, european-responses.html, mental-rotation.html, notes.html, quasi-perceptual.html, quasi-pictorial.html, representational-neglect.html, theories-memory.html] Mental imagery (varieties of which are sometimes colloquially refered to as "visualizing," "seeing in the mind's eye," "hearing in the head," "imagining the feel of," etc.) is quasi-perceptual experience; it resembles perceptual experience, but occurs in the absence of the appropriate external stimuli. It is also generally understood to bear...

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