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men·tal im·age

a picture of an object not present, produced in the mind by memory or imagination.

men·tal im·age

(men'tăl im'ăj)
A picture of an object not present, produced in the mind by memory or imagination.
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This means, for one thing, that the psychologists in Block's book who consider, in addition to verbal behavior, public representations of mental images are confusing the issue.
Kosslyn's view is that mental images are "quasi-pictures", while Pylyshyn and Hinton claim that images are "structural descriptions": complex linguistic expressions with propositional content.
Arguing that mental images affect actions, Casey Reason, a writer, researcher, consultant, and former high school principal and assistant superintendent, and Clair Reason, a writer, editor, program planner, and former high school teacher and administrator, use the concept of the mirror to illustrate new images of teachers to help them see their capability to lead transformation for their students, school, community, and the world, and abolish negative and disempowering images of what teachers do and who they are.
SCIENTISTS have come a step closer to creating a "mindreading machine" that can show mental images.
Previous research has shown that people craving a certain food report intense mental images of that food.
THE very notion of "the Queen on tour" may summon up mental images of an ageing rock star with bubbly, permed hair striking a pose with a guitar.
mental images, a provider of rendering software and visualisation tools, announced on Thursday (26 March) that mental ray 3.7+, a photorealistic rendering software, will be integrated into Autodesk 3ds Max 2010 software.
I don't want to give anyone mental images that may scar for life, but Peter Mandelson has announced he wants to get jiggy in front of the entire British viewing public by competing on Strictly Come Dancing.
These powerful mental images are an essential component of a healthy sex life and nothing to feel guilty about.
Many studies have demonstrated the efficacy of mental images for aiding recall (for review, see Gonzalez, Amor, & Campos, 2003; Paivio, 1971; Richardson, 1980).
But Perramant is not concerned only with light, with the limits of visual perception and its interplay with mental images. He also engages language--a language that is without function, occurring as it were offscreen and with no apparent link to the image; yet like a movie subtitle or a thought bubble, some word is inscribed there, accentuating the work's indeterminate quality.
In spite of these graphic scenes,once home many of us would sink back into our own lives as the mental images fade.