Mental imagery: In search of a theory

@article{Pylyshyn2002MentalII,
  title={Mental imagery: In search of a theory},
  author={Zenon W. Pylyshyn},
  journal={Behavioral and Brain Sciences},
  year={2002},
  volume={25},
  pages={157 - 182}
}
  • Z. Pylyshyn
  • Published 1 April 2002
  • Psychology, Philosophy, Art
  • Behavioral and Brain Sciences
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