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Monday, 31 July 2023
Visualization and mental imagery

The process of mental imagery was first demonstrated in experiments such as those by Shepard and Metzler , in the early 1970s, in which the subjects had to decide whether 3D images of arrangements of cubes matched a physical model. To complicate this task, the images in question had been rotated in space. The researchers soon realized that the more the images had been rotated, the longer it took for the subjects to determine whether or not they matched the model, which meant that the subjects were turning the cubes “in their heads” to see whether there was a match. (more…)

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