Visual and spatial mental imagery: dissociable systems of representation.

  title={Visual and spatial mental imagery: dissociable systems of representation.},
  author={Martha J. Farah and K. Hammond and David N Levine and R Calvanio},
  journal={Cognitive psychology},
  volume={20 4},
We argue that the debate over whether mental images are visual or spatial representations is based on the false premise that they must be one or the other. In support of the hypothesis that mental imagery has distinct visual and spatial components of representation, we (1) point out a correspondence between the notions of visual appearance and spatial location representations in visual neurophysiology. on the one hand. and the notions of visual and spatial representations as used in the debate… CONTINUE READING

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