mental image


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Noun1.mental image - an iconic mental representationmental image - an iconic mental representation; "her imagination forced images upon her too awful to contemplate"
internal representation, mental representation, representation - a presentation to the mind in the form of an idea or image
imagination image, thought-image - a mental image produced by the imagination
memory image - a mental image of something previously experienced
visual image, visualisation, visualization - a mental image that is similar to a visual perception
mental picture, picture, impression - a clear and telling mental image; "he described his mental picture of his assailant"; "he had no clear picture of himself or his world"; "the events left a permanent impression in his mind"
auditory image - a mental image that is similar to an auditory perception
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"To combat the evil which sways the world..." Pierre repeated, and a mental image of his future activity in this direction rose in his mind.
He seemed continually to be trying to grasp some mental image which as constantly eluded him.
But on that high ground, which I will not dispute, you, like anyone else in such circumstances, you must have made for yourself a representation of that exceptional friend, a mental image of him, and--please tell me--you were not disappointed?"
Another series of thoughts and mental images related to the life he longed to live now.
Fast and far as they had rattled and clattered along the iron track, they might just as well, as regarded Hepzibah's mental images, have been passing up and down Pyncheon Street.
"Many golfers use a mental image of pouring a bucket out on the green and visualize where the water would flow," says Mark Broadie, a researcher at the Graduate School of Business at Columbia University who has developed a new statistic for measuring putting performance.
It pictures whatever it sees or whatever mental image we present to it.
I've still got a mental image of John Aldridge losing all sense of professional perspective in the Anfieid press box the night Liverpool faced Juventus in 2005.
From these studies we can draw various conclusions that may be relevant to mental image research and to the use of mental images in clinical or educational contexts.
The sound ideal refers to the mental image of how a piece of music in an ideal form might sound in performance.
Like most of Op de Beeck's work, it began with a mental image he just couldn't shake--a childhood memory, a scene glimpsed while driving, or, as in this case, a product of the imagination.
Chewing luxuriously, I dangle before myself the mental image of a calf in its little stall to see if it upsets my gustatory pleasure.

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