Stretching the Imagination: Representation and Transformation in Mental Imagery

Paperback | July 1, 1990

byCesare Cornoldi, Robert H. Logie, Maria A. Brandimonte

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This is the first volume in the Counterpoints Series, which explores the issues being debated in psychology, child development, linguistics, and neuroscience. Each volume consists of the presentation of three or four extensive chapters by researchers representing key points of view on theissue. This text examines one of the liveliest areas of debate in psychology today, the relationship between perception and mental imagery. A variety of recent studies have pointed to the existence of a strong relationship between memory and mental representation, while others have shown that imagesare open to reinterpretation and manipulation, and are therefore not merely static impressions or mental representations of memories. Three core chapters by researchers in the midst of this debate--Maria Brandimonte, Geir Kaufmann, and Dan Reisberg--make up the central portion of this text. Thefirst chapter is a historical overview of the problem as well as a review of the research in psychology and the argument as it has developed in related fields, such as philosophy and artificial intelligence. The last chapter pulls together all of the positions and points to new areas of researchwhich may help uncover an explanation for the apparent contradictions in the research. Students and researchers in psychology and cognitive psychology will benefit from this comprehensive look at this heated debate.

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This is the first volume in the Counterpoints Series, which explores the issues being debated in psychology, child development, linguistics, and neuroscience. Each volume consists of the presentation of three or four extensive chapters by researchers representing key points of view on theissue. This text examines one of the liveliest a...

Cesare Cornoldi is at University of Padua. Robert Logie is at University of Aberdeen.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:208 pages, 9.13 × 6.06 × 0.55 inPublished:July 1, 1990Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 13:9780195099485

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Table of Contents

1. Robert H. Logie and Cesare Cornoldi: Introduction: Counterpoints in Perception and Mental Imagery2. Maria A. Brandimonte and Walter Gerbino: When Imagery Fails: Effects of Verbal Recording on Accessibility of Visual Memories3. Geir Kaufmann: The Many Faces of Mental Imagery4. Daniel Reisberg: The Non-Ambiguity of Mental Images5. Robert H. Logie, Cesare Cornoldi, Maria A. Brandimonte, and Daniel Reisberg: Ducks, Rabbits and Hedgehogs: Resolution, Impasse, or Fostered Debate?