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Mental imagery
An inspiringly broad range of work that focuses on mental imagery is introduced, which provides theoretical insights and an overview of the state of empirical understanding, where it is heading, and how mental imagery relates to other cognitive and sensory functions. Expand
Mental Imagery: Functional Mechanisms and Clinical Applications
Recent translational and clinical research reveals the pivotal role that imagery plays in many mental disorders and suggests how clinicians can utilize imagery in treatment. Expand
The Role of Frontal and Parietal Brain Areas in Bistable Perception
The results are consistent with the view that at least a component of rFPC activation during bistable perception reflects a response to perceptual transitions, both real and yoked, rather than their cause. Expand
Sensory memory for ambiguous vision
Although a trace is evident after a single perceptual instance, the trace builds over many separate stimulus presentations, indicating a flexible, variable-length time-course. Expand
The Functional Impact of Mental Imagery on Conscious Perception
It is demonstrated that imagery, in the absence of any incoming visual signals, leads to the formation of a short-term sensory trace that can bias future perception, suggesting a means by which high-level processes that support imagination and memory retrieval may shape low-level sensory representations. Expand
Human brain networks function in connectome-specific harmonic waves
It is reported that functional networks of thehuman brain are predicted by harmonic patterns, ubiquitous throughout nature, steered by the anatomy of the human cerebral cortex, the human connectome, in a new frequency-specific representation of cortical activity, that is called ‘connectome harmonics’. Expand
Mental Imagery and Visual Working Memory
It is shown that performance in visual working memory - but not iconic visual memory - can be predicted by the strength of mental imagery as assessed with binocular rivalry in a given individual, suggesting a dichotomy in strategies for visualWorking memory. Expand
Intermittent ambiguous stimuli: implicit memory causes periodic perceptual alternations.
Perception is studied during long sessions of intermittent presentation to demonstrate that, rather than causing truly stable perception, intermittent presentation gives rise to a perceptual alternation cycle with its own characteristics and dependencies, different from those during continuous presentation. Expand
Determinants of visual awareness following interruptions during rivalry.
It is speculated that perceptual memory across interruptions in rivalry may involve the same neural representations as visual competition during rivalry, and be able to operate at both monocular and binocular levels, much like the mechanisms operating during continuous viewing of rivalrous stimuli. Expand
The heterogeneity of mental representation: Ending the imagery debate
  • J. Pearson, S. Kosslyn
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
  • 14 July 2015
Recent evidence is described that humans do not always rely on propositional internal representations but, instead, can also rely on at least one other format: depictive representation. Expand