Skip to main content
    • Aa
    • Aa
  • Get access
    Check if you have access via personal or institutional login
  • Cited by 2
  • Cited by
    This article has been cited by the following publications. This list is generated based on data provided by CrossRef.

    Richardson, Miles and Ball, Linden J. 2009. Internal representations, external representations and ergonomics: towards a theoretical integration. Theoretical Issues in Ergonomics Science, Vol. 10, Issue. 4, p. 335.

    Brewer, William F. 2001. Models in science and mental models in scientists and nonscientists. Mind & Society, Vol. 2, Issue. 2, p. 33.


Perceptual symbols: The power and limitations of a theory of dynamic imagery and structured frames

  • William F. Brewer (a1)
  • DOI:
  • Published online: 01 August 1999

The perceptual symbol approach to knowledge representation combines structured frames and dynamic imagery. The perceptual symbol approach provides a good account of the representation of scientific models, of some types of naive theories held by children and adults, and of certain reconstructive memory phenomena. The ontological status of perceptual symbols is unclear and this form of representation does not succeed in accounting for all forms of human knowledge.

Recommend this journal

Email your librarian or administrator to recommend adding this journal to your organisation's collection.

Behavioral and Brain Sciences
  • ISSN: 0140-525X
  • EISSN: 1469-1825
  • URL: /core/journals/behavioral-and-brain-sciences
Please enter your name
Please enter a valid email address
Who would you like to send this to? *