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Visual Imagery Psychology 355: Cognitive Psychology Winter Quarter 2009 2/24/2009
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P 355, Miyamoto, Winter '09 2 Outline • Cognitive representations – what are they? • Debate over the cognitive role of mental images • Behavioral evidence for mental images • Neuropsychological evidence for mental images Next: Examples of External Representational Systems
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P 355, Miyamoto, Winter '09 3 Examples of External (Observable) Representations and Representational Systems • Writing in English is a representational system. Particular pieces of writing are examples of particular representations, e.g., letter to friend, newspaper article, shopping list, etc. • Pictures drawn by hand are a representational system. Particular pictures are examples of particular representations, e.g., drawing of a scene, drawing of a person, etc. • Diagrams are representational systems. E.g., floor plan of a house, diagram of a piece of equipment, etc. • Spoken language is a representational system. Particular words and sentences spoken at particular times are examples of representations. Next: Visual Images – What Are They?
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P 355, Miyamoto, Winter '09 4 Visual Images – What Are They? • Mental imagery: experiencing a sensory impression in the absence of sensory input o Visual imagery: “seeing” in the absence of a visual stimulus • Do mental images play a functional role in human cognition? • Mental images are contrasted with propositional representations. • Propositional representations o Verbal representations are a particular case o More abstract versions of propositional representations, as in AI (computer models of cognition) o Other common terms for propositional representations: verbal, linguistic, (sometimes) abstract representations Next: Examples of Tasks that Require Visual Images or Propositional Reps
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P 355, Miyamoto, Winter '09 5 Examples of questions that are likely to require mental representations that are propositional or perception-based: Propositional Representations • What are the 10 largest cities (population) in the U.S.? • I want to buy an mp3 player for less
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This note was uploaded on 10/05/2009 for the course PSYCH 355 taught by Professor Miyamoto during the Winter '08 term at University of Washington.

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