mental imagery


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Noun1.mental imagery - the ability to form mental images of things or eventsmental imagery - the ability to form mental images of things or events; "he could still hear her in his imagination"
representational process - any basic cognitive process in which some entity comes to stand for or represent something else
mind's eye - the imaging of remembered or invented scenes; "I could see her clearly in my mind's eye"
vision - a vivid mental image; "he had a vision of his own death"
envisioning, picturing - visual imagery
dream, dreaming - a series of mental images and emotions occurring during sleep; "I had a dream about you last night"
chimaera, chimera - a grotesque product of the imagination
evocation - imaginative re-creation
make-believe, pretense, pretence - imaginative intellectual play
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Becoming active as a result of generating mental imagery indirectly improves visual perception capacities since the area activated is within the same region.
One of the most promising trends both in the neuroscience of pain and in psychiatric treatments of chronic pain is the focus on mental imagery.
Training people to meditate, relax, use mental imagery for healing and other beneficial purposes can be facilitated by exposing them to the Schumann Resonance.
It addresses stress and its relationship to physiology and disease, as well as the sociology of stress; mental, emotional and spiritual aspects, including stress-prone and stress-resistant personality traits; coping strategies like reframing, behavior modification, journal writing, expressive art therapy, humor therapy, creative problem solving, communication skills, and managing time and money; and 12 relaxation techniques, such as breathing, mindfulness, yoga, mental imagery and visualization, music therapy, massage therapy, tai chi, muscular relaxation, autogenic training and clinical biofeedback, exercise, nutrition, and ecotherapy.
We did a lot of interesting stuff about mental imagery and rehearsal, and the affects that can have on the body.
Early research involving 16 sufferers suggests computer games with tasks such as using mental imagery to rearrange shapes to fit a physical space could help stimulate one of the impaired areas of the brain affected by Parkinson's and improve motor function.
The final chapter, on Mental Practice and Imagery, is particularly useful, touching on various modes of dance, all of which are enhanced by mental imagery practice.
Mental imagery is defined as "using all the senses to recreate or create an experience in the mind" (Cumming and Williams, 2014).
As will become apparent in this part of the analysis, we begin by describing an intensive and extensive practice of mental imagery cultivation, visualization meditation; this will eventually bring us, however, to an understanding of how this practice leads "organically" to, among a number of goals, a potentially radically enhanced sensory-perceptual goal in particular.
fMRI measured the effect of PoNS neurostimulation while performing working memory and mental imagery tasks.
TEHRAN (FNA)- Regular mental imagery exercises help preserve arm strength during 4 weeks of immobilization, researchers have found.