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The case for mental imagery

Author: Stephen Michael Kosslyn; William L Thompson; Giorgio Ganis
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, ©2006.
Series: Oxford psychology series, no. 39.
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"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, scientists have debated whether mental images play a functional role in cognition. In The Case for Mental Imagery, Stephen Kosslyn, William Thompson, and Giorgio Ganis present a complete and unified argument that mental images

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Michael Kosslyn; William L Thompson; Giorgio Ganis
ISBN: 0195179080 9780195179088
OCLC Number: 60500302
Description: vi, 248 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Contents: Mental images and mental representations --
Evaluating propositional accounts --
Evaluating experimental artifact accounts --
Depictive representations in the brain --
Visual mental images in the brain : overview of a theory --
Science and mental imagery.
Series Title: Oxford psychology series, no. 39.
Responsibility: Stephen M. Kosslyn, William L. Thompson, and Giorgio Ganis.
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Mental imagery has been a controversial topic in psychology. The major problem has been the inherently private nature of mental images. This book summarizes the arguments and positions, puts them in  Read more...


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This volume is the most important if not the final word on the great imagery debate. It examines issues critical to all cognition. For example, whether the brain is a general purpose computer and if Read more...

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