Mental Imagery - • mental representations of physical...

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Mental Imagery DEMONSTRATIONS: Imagine a capital letter N. Connect a diagonal line from the top right corner to the bottom left  corner. Now rotate the figure 90 degrees to the right. What do you see?  answer Imagine a capital letter D. Rotate the figure 90 degrees to the left. Now place a capital letter J at  the bottom. What do you see?  answer Mental Imagery Definition:
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Unformatted text preview: • mental representations of physical objects or events that are no longer present Why is Mental Imagery Important? • occurs in many cognitive tasks • may help to understand related phenomena: • hallucinations • daydreaming • dreaming • may be useful to understanding how to elicit imagery during therapy • systematic desensitization • empty-chair technique...
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