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Mental Imagery and the Visual System

Michael McCloskey

in Visual Reflections

Published in print May 2009 | ISBN: 9780195168693
Published online May 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780199871513 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195168693.003.0017

Series: Oxford Psychology Series

 							Mental Imagery and the Visual System

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This chapter offers a contribution to the body of evidence bearing on the role of the visual system in visual imagery. It reports AH's performance on two imagery tasks, both of which had the same rationale: If visual imagery requires the level(s) of the visual system at which AH's perceptual errors arise, then her visual images, like her perceptions, should misrepresent locations and orientations. Furthermore, the misrepresentations in imagery should take the same form as AH's errors in perception: left-right and up-down reflections. The chapter studies these hypotheses.

Keywords: visual imagery; visual perception; location; orientation; reflections

Chapter.  2500 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Cognitive Psychology

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