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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Music is a plus for kids." Studies have shown that music can significantly improve a child's pattern recognition and mental representation scores, which means that children with musical backgrounds excel in school.
For the former, a mental representation depicts an aspect of the world, and thus it must be veridical and accurate if it is to play a role in thinking--indeed, if it is be considered a mental reality at all.
Here, Elfenbein details his core psychological concept, "gist representation," which emerges from a mental representation based on an encounter with the page and results in a situation model, or a gist, that includes, among other things, background knowledge, inferences, and emotional reactions.
Until now, we have focused on teaching quality, but what really matters is the students' mental representation about the classroom environment (Reeve, 2002; Stroet, Opdenakker, & Minnaert, 2013), more specifically, what influence students' autonomy and competence is how they perceive their teacher.
It asks: Does having a belief that p require having a special relation to a mental representation that pi If the answer is "yes," then there are no stored beliefs, and so there is no problem.
In this study, we use the term "story" to refer to a mental representation of a part of the world of an agent.
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.
But it does not exist when patents claim processes that manipulate novel mental representations. Every bit of newly created knowledge is nothing but a novel mental representation in thinkers' minds, (128) so every newly discovered property of a product or process generates a novel mental state.
Despite the first word in the term "mental representation," pure mental analysis is not nearly enough.
The third section will focus on Schneider's (2001) reception theory of literary characters, and will expand on aspects such as the role of the spectator's prior knowledge in film comprehension, the dynamics of the reception process and the prominent position of the character's psychology within the mental representation of the situation.
This ambiguity is complicated by Chomsky's use of person-level mental terms such as "knowledge" and "theory" to describe the mental representation of the language faculty itself.

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