internal representation

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Noun1.internal representation - a presentation to the mind in the form of an idea or imageinternal 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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Manipulative materials are used to create an external representation that stands for a mathematical idea in order to eventually develop an internal representation.
Two main factors that are highlighted in the model of Pache and Santos (2010) are the nature of the demands and the internal representation, which they claim affect the mobilization of various response strategies by organizations that face conflicting institutional demands.
Hilliker Corporation agent Hal Ball represented the seller, DFD Industries, LLC and MSD had internal representation for their purchase.
The teacher in this case uses three external representations, namely the concrete representation with the folded paper, a pictorial representation of the folded paper, and the abstract representation "1/4" to help students to develop an internal representation of a quarter.
Whereas if you think about neuro-inspired computing systems, the structure itself will have an internal representation of the datastream that it's receiving and previous history that it's seen, so ideally it will be able to make predictions on what the future states of that datastream should be, and have a sense for what the information represents.
To summarise, an internal representation is the mental image held by an individual about a concept as a result of their experiences/observations, while an external representation is the artefact by which this mental image is communicated.
When this external representation is considered by another person, it becomes an internal representation or mental model for that person.
Thus, internal representation and abstraction are closely related mental constructs.
Since Aubert we now know that the brain combines visual and vestibular information to determine gravity's direction relative to an internal representation of our body's orientation," said Barnett-Cowan.
Estes (1996) posited that internal representation and categorization are the attributes of high-order human cognitive processes; both involve abstraction to represent the entity of the object of communication.
This breakthrough of fundamental proportions established a rich and autonomous system of internal representation, permitting the rise of self-reflective mind and the human leap over and far beyond the rest of the animal kingdom, whose members lack mechanisms for blocking automatic motor response to external stimuli.
Because recently activated neural networks ultimately give rise to your internal representation of self, broadening your experiential territory literally broadens you.

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