It is imagination, and it has two states: a state of contiguity, which it possesses though man and certain animals, and a state of discontiguity.
The thing known as the discontiguity or the distance is the image of itself when Ibn 'Arabi writes "it is imagined in itself.
Despite being prolific learners in standard discrimination tasks, rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta) traditionally have shown great difficulty in learning two-choice discrimination tasks when there was stimulus-response (S-R) spatial discontiguity (see Meyer, Treichler, & Meyer, 1965).
S-R spatial discontiguity effects are relevant in the learning performances of species other than monkeys.
Stollnitz and Schrier (1962) suggested that spatial discontiguity problems could be overcome with suitable apparatus.
Another successful means of overcoming S-R spatial discontiguity by rhesus monkeys has involved joystick-based computerized tests (Richardson, Washburn, Hopkins, Savage-Rumbaugh, & Rumbaugh, 1990; Rumbaugh, Richardson, Washburn, Savage-Rumbaugh, & Hopkins, 1989; Washburn, Hopkins, & Rumbaugh, 1989).
Thus, S-R spatial discontiguity effects can be overcome provided titrations in separation length or some means of dissociating attention to hand movements is used.