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Thinking in pictures vs. thinking in words

Here we begin to explore what the format of knowledge may be like.

How can we best understand what is going on in our mental modelling exercise?

In this regard, cognitive psychologists have been particularly concerned with trying to answer what is the format of our mental representation of visual input? Rob discusses this by drawing out the distinction between pictures and language.

As the material unfolds we will consider the implications of this in much more detail. As a consequence, we next turn towards the kinds of experiments that have been carried out in a bid to illuminate this fundamental aspect of cognition.

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Introduction to Cognitive Psychology: An Experimental Science

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