Human Perceptual Learning by Mental Imagery

@article{Tartaglia2009HumanPL,
  title={Human Perceptual Learning by Mental Imagery},
  author={Elisa M. Tartaglia and Laura Bamert and Fred W. Mast and Michael H. Herzog},
  journal={Current Biology},
  year={2009},
  volume={19},
  pages={2081-2085}
}
Perceptual learning is learning to perceive. For example, a radiologist is able to easily identify anomalies in medical images only after extended training. Theoretical and psychophysical studies [1-12] suggest that such improvements of performance are accomplished by neural synaptic changes driven by the repetitive presentation of stimuli. Here, we demonstrate that an equally reliable improvement can also occur in the absence of physical stimulation. Imagining the crucial part of a bisection… CONTINUE READING
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