Can imagery be distinguished from other forms of internal representation? Evidence from studies of information retrieval times.

@article{Kosslyn1976CanIB,
  title={Can imagery be distinguished from other forms of internal representation? Evidence from studies of information retrieval times.},
  author={Stephen M. Kosslyn},
  journal={Memory & cognition},
  year={1976},
  volume={4 3},
  pages={291-7}
}
This paper provides support for the notion that images, once formed, are a distinct form of internal representation, processed differently than other forms of internal representation. In two experiments, subjects decided as quickly as possible whether or not named animals had given properties. When imagery was not used, people verified properties more quickly in accordance with how strongly associated the property was with the animal in question. When images of the whole animal were consulted… CONTINUE READING
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