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Mental imagery doesn't work like that

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  19 March 2003

Stephen M. Kosslyn
Affiliation:
Department of Psychology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138 smk@wjh.harvard.edu www.wjh.harvard.edu/~kwn/
William L. Thompson
Affiliation:
Department of Psychology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138 smk@wjh.harvard.edu www.wjh.harvard.edu/~kwn/
Giorgio Ganis
Affiliation:
Department of Psychology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138 smk@wjh.harvard.edu www.wjh.harvard.edu/~kwn/

Abstract

This commentary focuses on four major points: (1) “Tacit knowledge” is not a complete explanation for imagery phenomena, if it is an explanation at all. (2) Similarities and dissimilarities between imagery and perception are entirely consistent with the depictive view. (3) Knowledge about the brain is crucial for settling the debate. (4) It is not clear what sort of theory Pylyshyn advocates.

Type
Brief Report
Copyright
© 2002 Cambridge University Press

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