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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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.
So what is an appropriate mental model for emerging markets?
I don't think people have that in their mental model," (http://www.
According to this model, query formulation begins with an analysis of the information request, followed by an evaluation of the data representation, and these two sources are used to create a mental model of how the data will be manipulated to fulfil the information request (e.
clouds, sun) as part of their mental model of the environment?
A reference mental model (conceptual representation) of experts created using DEEP (see Figure 1) was drawn by examining the mental models of 4 experts for problem 2 (see Appendix 1).
Obviously, one goal is to improve upon the TAM by proposing a revised model that incorporates elements from the mental model literature.
That is why it is so important for strategic leaders to be aware of their own biases and limitations, to solicit other perspectives in thinking and decisionmaking, and to continue to expand their exposure to other sources of perspectives to enhance their own mental model of situations and problems.
These factors, Dairn suggests, could lead pilots to creating a wrong mental model that is hard to change even when presented with runway markings and approach lights in the final stages.
Applying the mental model proposed by Johnson-Laird (1989) and Norman (1990), we hypothesised that the mismatch between the user's and designer's mental models causes problems in the use of mobile phones.
First, the reader is being invited by Eliot to build a mental model of Dorothea, and not just of her as an individual, as psychologists build models of people's personalities.
A mental model, or mindset, refers to the way a person collects and processes information.