A Neuro-Cognitive Theory of Deductive Relational Reasoning with Mental Models and Visual Images

@article{Knauff2009ANT,
  title={A Neuro-Cognitive Theory of Deductive Relational Reasoning with Mental Models and Visual Images},
  author={Markus Knauff},
  journal={Spatial Cognition \& Computation},
  year={2009},
  volume={9},
  pages={109 - 137}
}
  • M. Knauff
  • Published 19 May 2009
  • Biology, Psychology
  • Spatial Cognition & Computation
Abstract Many neuro-imaging studies have provided evidence that the parietal cortex plays a key role in reasoning based on mental models, which are supposed to be of abstract spatial nature. However, these studies have also shown concurrent activation in vision-related cortical areas which have often been interpreted as evidence for the role of visual mental imagery in reasoning. The aim of the paper is to resolve the inconsistencies in the previous literature on reasoning and imagery and to… 
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