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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This paper argues that prominent early moderns embrace metaphysical principles about causation, mental representation, and modality that pressure their advocates toward such an expansive account of God's nature in similar ways.
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The data they collected point to whites believing that the label ''Black'' evokes a mental representation of a person with lower socioeconomic status, education, positivity, competence and warmth than the label ''African-American.
Due to this fact, it is important that a comprehensive overview of the nature of mental representation is given.
For instance, people's mental representation of 2012 Republican candidate Mitt Romney's face differed based on their political persuasion.
This way, a player can discover how he / she looks like and create a mental representation of his / her virtual body.
More specifically, a user's mental model of a computer system is their mental representation of that system, which guides their actions and helps them interpret the system's behavior (Young, 1981).
Implicit and Explicit Attitudes: Mental Representation and Process Accounts
Waters' research interests include memory development, strategy use, and the structure and social co-construction of mental representation of early social experience.
The mental representation of space is essentially visual (Huttenlocher & Presson, 1973), and some of its aspects, such as perspective, are considered to be visually acquired (Arditi, Holtzman, & Kosslyn, 1988).
The reader is encouraged to read the girl's behavior as a doubly embedded narrative, a projection of the protagonist's mental representation of the girl.
The latter is associated with the combination "complement-taking predicate + complement clause type" as a whole, rather than being part of the mental representation of either the complement-taking predicate or the complement-clause type as such.

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