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Mental images of mental maps

Here we discuss the notion of images as pictures-in-the-head

Here we introduce some experimental data that has been collected in a bid to understand better visual thinking and mental imagery.

One of the basic questions, we address, is:

How like pictures are mental images?

Rob posed this question with reference to the mental maps example and we are keen to hear your thoughts about what else might be going on.

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Introduction to Cognitive Psychology: An Experimental Science

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