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associated with paivio's dual coding theory that states that concrete nouns creat images that other words can hang onto, and that this enhances memory for these words
Conceptual-peg hypothesis
corresponds to spatial representation
Depictive representation
a theory proposed by paivio that memory is served by two systems, one that is specialized for verbal stimuli, and the other that is specialized for objects and events that are represented non-verbally
Dual-coding theory
A phenomenon that accompanies a mechanism, but is not actually part of the mechanism.
a procedure in which a person creates a mental image and then scans the image in his or her mind
Image scanning
the debate about whether thought was possible in the absence of images
Imageless-thought debate
the debate about whether imagery is based on spatial mechanisms such as those involved in perception, or on propositional mechanisms that are related to language
Imagery debate
a type of category-specific neuron is activated by imagery
Imagery neurons
Part of the visuospatial sketch pad in the updated version of the working memory model that is responsible that for manipulating images that are in the visual buffer
Inner scribe
experiencing a sensory impression in the absence of sensory input
Mental imagery
Mental rotation
a process in which patterns are created by manipulating mental images
Mental synthesis
a task used in imagery experiments in which participants are asked to form a mental image of an object and to imagine that they are walking toward this mental image
Mental-walk task
a method for remmebering things in which things to be remembered are placed at different locations in a mental image of a spatial layout
Method of loci
learning that occurs when a participant is presented with pairs of words during a study period and then is tested when one of the words is presented and the task is to recall the other word
Paired-associate learning
a method for remembering things in which the things to be remembered are associated with concrete words
Pegwood technique
relationships are represented by symbols, as when the words of language represent objects and the relationships between objects
Propositional representation
a representation in which different parts of an image can be described as corresponding to specific locations in space
spatial representation
proposed to account for the results of some imagery experiments that states that participants unconsciously use knowledge about the world in making their judgments.
tacit-knowledge explanation
a condition that is usually associated with damage to the right parietal lobe, in which the person ignores stimuli presented in the left half of the visual field.
unilateral neglect
part of the visuospatial sketch pad in the updated version of the working memory model, which is resopnsible for our conscious experience of images
visual buffer
a type of mental imagery involving vision , in which an image is experienced in the absence of a visual stimulus
visual imagery