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dc.contributor.authorThompson, William L.
dc.contributor.authorHsiao, Yaling
dc.contributor.authorKosslyn, Stephen Michael
dc.date.accessioned2010-10-27T18:02:38Z
dc.date.issued2010-10-27
dc.identifier.citationThompson, William L., Yaling Hsiao, Stephen Michael Kosslyn. Forthcoming. Dissociation between visual attention and visual mental imagery. European Journal of Cognitive Psychology.en_US
dc.identifier.issn0954-1446en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:4512992
dc.description.abstractVisual mental imagery (which involves generating and transforming visual mental representations, i.e., seeing with the mind's eye) and visual attention appear to be distinct processes. However, some researchers have claimed that imagery effects can be explained by appeal to attention (and thus, that imagery is nothing more than a form of attention). In this study, we used a size manipulation to demonstrate that imagery and attention are distinct processes. We reasoned that if participants are asked to perform each function (imagery and attention) using stimuli of two different sizes (large and small), and that stimulus size affects the two functions differently, then we could conclude that imagery and attention are distinct cognitive processes. Our analyses showed that participants performed the imagery task with greater facility at a large size, whereas attention was performed more easily using smaller stimuli. This finding demonstrates that imagery and attention are distinct cognitive processes.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipPsychologyen_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherTaylor & Francisen_US
dc.relation.isversionofhttp://www.informaworld.com/smpp/title~db=all~content=t713734596en_US
dash.licenseOAP
dc.subjectmental imageryen_US
dc.subjectvisual attentionen_US
dc.subjectdissociationen_US
dc.subjectvisual mental representationsen_US
dc.subjectimage sizeen_US
dc.titleDissociation Between Visual Attention and Visual Mental Imageryen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
dc.description.versionAccepted Manuscripten_US
dc.relation.journalEuropean Journal of Cognitive Psychologyen_US
dash.depositing.authorThompson, William L.
dc.date.available2010-10-27T18:02:38Z
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/20445911.2011.477810
dash.contributor.affiliatedThompson, William
dash.contributor.affiliatedKosslyn, Stephen


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