Is visual imagery really visual? Overlooked evidence from neuropsychology.

  title={Is visual imagery really visual? Overlooked evidence from neuropsychology.},
  author={Martha J. Farah},
  journal={Psychological review},
  volume={95 3},
  • M. Farah
  • Published 1 July 1988
  • Psychology, Art, Biology
  • Psychological review
Does visual imagery engage some of the same representations used in visual perception? The evidence collected by cognitive psychologists in support of this claim has been challenged by three types of alternative explanation: Tacit knowledge, according to which subjects use nonvisual representations to simulate the use of visual representations during imagery tasks, guided by their tacit knowledge of their visual systems; experimenter expectancy, according to which the data implicating shared… 
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