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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Mechanisms of mental imagery are not yet well understood and while traditional approaches investigated their neural correlates based mostly on problem-solving tasks, NeuPheMi proposes to shed the light on the neural correlates of experiencing mental imagery.
The dogma springs from two main sources: a too close comparison of mental imagery to perceptual experience and a too strong division between mental imagery and the traditional propositional attitudes (such as belief and desire).
TEHRAN (FNA)- Regular mental imagery exercises help preserve arm strength during 4 weeks of immobilization, researchers have found.
Mental imagery and sensory experience in congenital blindness.
Interactive boards, the use of tablets, linking curriculum with real life challenges and projects that aid the creation of mental imagery are some of the tools used to take the idea forward.
Mental imagery is reportedly one of the commonest things people remember about their narrative reading in the long term (Sadoski et al.
As you train, use mental imagery to place yourself in a deer-hunting situation.
Among the principles investigated in the prize winning paper: revealing why effective narratives must engage the limbic system in the brain, and how most corporate communications ignore this; how most efforts to change minds backfire and what science reveals as the best approach; how to create mental imagery in narrative to trigger the evolutionary roots of human empathy.
Mental Mastery of Chemotherapy: A Guide to Meditation and Positive Mental Imagery is written by a cancer patient who successfully used and developed visualization and meditation techniques to combat the side effects of chemo over a period of six months, and is especially recommended for cancer patients new to meditation.
Because of the demands of computer interfaces requiring input methods, such as a joystick or mouse, researchers also observed that mental practice and mental imagery training were occurring.
It covers the history of sport psychology, theories of human motivation, and aspects of exercise and theories of exercise promotion (in a new chapter); performance enhancement strategies like self-talk, enhancing concentration, mental imagery, goal setting, and promoting self-efficacy and sport self-confidence; and performance inhibition, including choking under pressure, self-handicapping, procrastination, perfectionism, helplessness, disruptive personality factors, substance abuse, burnout, and sport injuries.
said hat using a brain-computer interface, they've created an environment where people who may be too physically impaired to move can practice mental imagery to help regain use of their arms and hands.