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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Means and standard deviations for each of the mental representation of condoms categories (from Table 2) and for STI avoidance are reported in Table 4.
In object relations theory, the external world is known internally through the process of mental representation (St.
Whereas the mapping procedures employed by Daniels and his colleagues entail the evaluation of multiple competitors, thus enabling the researcher to capture the participant's mental representation of the structure of the industry, the Sutcliffe and Huber procedure merely requires participants to enumerate their perceptions of the business environment in general, using a series of predetermined attribute-rating scales derived from the extant literature.
Childrens mental representation of referential relations.
All current indexing techniques, both manual and automatic, linguistic and nonlinguistic, are attempts to 'make aspects of the mental representation explicit and match these aspects to the images in the collection.
All three may well be false, but even if only one of them is, the choice between the two options for mental representation of two languages is invalidated.
These modern approaches (with the possible exception of McGinn's) start from the idea that to think about x one must have a mental representation of x.
Jerry Fodor, for example, writing on mental representation, takes the objection to show that the resemblance theory is a non-starter: `the resemblance theory .
They seem unable to create a mental representation that links the text of the word problem to appropriate mathematical expressions.
Clearly, our information about the world is stored and manipulated using some form of mental representation.
The existence of logical or sentential structure instantiated in the head of an organism cannot be established merely from the claim that mental representation have propositional indices.
Consequently, Thon states a need to clearly differentiate between the internal mental representation of a world, its external medial representation and the storyworld itself (cf.

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