mental representation

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Noun1.mental representation - a presentation to the mind in the form of an idea or imagemental representation - a presentation to the mind in the form of an idea or image
overlap, convergence, intersection - a representation of common ground between theories or phenomena; "there was no overlap between their proposals"
cognitive content, mental object, content - the sum or range of what has been perceived, discovered, or learned
instantiation - a representation of an idea in the form of an instance of it; "how many instantiations were found?"
antitype - a person or thing represented or foreshadowed by a type or symbol; especially a figure in the Old Testament having a counterpart in the New Testament
stereotype - a conventional or formulaic conception or image; "regional stereotypes have been part of America since its founding"
schema, scheme - an internal representation of the world; an organization of concepts and actions that can be revised by new information about the world
image, mental image - an iconic mental representation; "her imagination forced images upon her too awful to contemplate"
interpretation, reading, version - a mental representation of the meaning or significance of something
phantasmagoria - a constantly changing medley of real or imagined images (as in a dream)
psychosexuality - the mental representation of sexual activities
percept, perception, perceptual experience - the representation of what is perceived; basic component in the formation of a concept
memory - something that is remembered; "search as he would, the memory was lost"
example, model - a representative form or pattern; "I profited from his example"
appearance - a mental representation; "I tried to describe his appearance to the police"
blur, fuzz - a hazy or indistinct representation; "it happened so fast it was just a blur"; "he tried to clear his head of the whisky fuzz"
unrealism, abstractionism - a representation having no reference to concrete objects or specific examples
concrete representation, concretism - a representation of an abstract idea in concrete terms
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Researchers used these ratings to assess participants' mental model for processing the conflict warning messaging.
A mental model is the user's internalization of external reality and helps describe user behavior and actions within a context.
Objective of this research work was to reduce the gap between user's mental model and designer's perception.
Findings showed that human characters from the story featured in a majority of these drawings and that the strength of character involvement impacted the character's size, detailing, and placement in readers' mental model drawings.
Basing on the Mental Model Theory (Johnson-Laird 1983), Schneider (2001) proposes a model of literary character reception framed within the field of Cognitive Narratology that could serve as a point of departure to explore the reception of audio described characters.
Often their vision for instruction or mental model looks like this: A charismatic teacher holding students in rapt attention in a well-managed and orderly classroom.
mP can be applied by considering only the mental model of the conditional premise.
We all have a mental model of the future, built up over time based on experience and socialized points of view, that we reference subconsciously.
The existing and alternative mental models will be evaluated against moral and practical criteria pertaining to the problem at hand, and if an alternative mental model is superior, then it will be adopted.
It is generally held that an accurate and complete mental model of a system or device is necessary for effective interaction.
The following steps will be used to establish a framework for mental model elicitation and analysis with NCM (Fig.