Definition of Mental image

1. Noun. An iconic mental representation. "Her imagination forced images upon her too awful to contemplate"


Medical Definition of Mental image

1. A picture of an object not present, produced in the mind by memory or imagination. (05 Mar 2000)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Mental Image

mental exhaustion
mental faculty
mental fatigue
mental foramen
mental gymnastics
mental healing
mental health
mental health services
mental home
mental hospital
mental hospitals
mental hygiene
mental illness
mental illnesses
mental image (current term)
mental imagery
mental impairment
mental impression
mental institution
mental institutions
mental lexicon
mental measurement
mental nerve
mental note
mental object
mental objects
mental picture
mental point

Literary usage of Mental image

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Movement and Mental Imagery: Outlines of a Motor Theory of the Complexer by Margaret Floy Washburn (1916)
"Is there any fundamental difference between a mental image recalled directly after the ... Fechner (34) suggested, for the former kind of mental image, ..."

2. Psychology and the School by Edward Herbert Cameron (1921)
"—A mental image is the experience of objects that are not at the time ... It is impossible to have a mental image except in so far as the elements of the ..."

3. The Popular Science Monthly (1889)
"But this mental image of the rose, as represented in the figure, is not really a ... And the mental image of the name is not as simple as might at first be ..."

4. The Popular Science Monthly by Harry Houdini Collection (Library of Congress) (1889)
"But this mental image of the rose, as represented in the figure, is not really a ... And the mental image of the name is not as simple as might at first be ..."

5. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease by Philadelphia Neurological Society, American Neurological Association, Chicago Neurological Society, New York Neurological Association (1887)
"though not by the imagination ;' but so far as it means anything, it is the equivalent of the mental image, or the psychic aspect of the complex vibration. ..."

6. Elements of Psychology by Noah Knowles Davis (1892)
"The medium in representation may also be, and usually is, a mental image, an idea. The power which mind has of forming mental images of its past experiences ..."

7. The Popular Science Monthly (1878)
"But there in a perception in the man's mind, which we may call the mental image ; and this corresponds to some external reality. The external reality bean ..."

8. The Chief Works of Benedict de Spinoza by Benedictus de Spinoza, Robert Harvey Monro Elwes (1891)
"In proportion as a mental image is referred to more objects, so is it more frequent, or more often vivid, and occupies the mind more. Proof. ..."

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