Mental images and the Brain.

  title={Mental images and the Brain.},
  author={Stephen M. Kosslyn},
  journal={Cognitive neuropsychology},
  volume={22 3},
One theory of visual mental imagery posits that early visual cortex is also used to support representations during imagery. This claim is important because it bears on the "imagery debate": Early visual cortex supports depictive representations during perception, not descriptive ones. Thus, if such cortex also plays a functional role in imagery, this is strong evidence that imagery does not rely exclusively on the same sorts of representations that underlie language. The present article first… CONTINUE READING
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