Definition of Mental imagery
1. Noun. The ability to form mental images of things or events. "He could still hear her in his imagination"
Generic synonyms: Representational Process
Specialized synonyms: Mind's Eye, Vision, Envisioning, Picturing, Dream, Dreaming, Chimaera, Chimera, Evocation, Make-believe, Pretence, Pretense
Derivative terms: Image, Imagine, Image
Lexicographical Neighbors of Mental Imagery
Literary usage of Mental imagery
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Individual Delinquent: A Text-book of Diagnosis and Prognosis for All by William Healy (1915)
"Criminalistic mental imagery. § 234. Criminalistic Mental Habit. § 233. Criminalistic mental imagery. The general relation of mental imagery to conduct is a ..."
2. Psychology, General Introduction by Charles Hubbard Judd (1917)
"The accidents of individual experience and mental imagery. ... In spite of individual differences in mental imagery, there are certain general statements ..."
3. Psychological Review by American Psychological Association (1903)
"mental imagery.1 Dr. Slaughter's method was to ' ascertain as nearly as possible the exact behavior of the image during a certain interval of time which ..."
4. Psychology: A Study of Mental Life by Robert Sessions Woodworth (1921)
"... CHAPTER XV ASSOCIATION AND mental imagery SOMETHING ABOUT THINKING AS RELATED TO MEMORY Memory plays a part, not only in " memory work ", and not only ..."
5. The Psychology of Musical Talent by Carl Emil Seashore (1919)
"Of the objective tests of mental imagery none lends itself well for general diagnosis. The introspective method here recommended lacks the objective control ..."
6. The Grand Strategy of Evolution: The Social Philosophy of a Biologist by William Patten (1920)
"... and Teaching—The Parallelism between Mental and Physical Evolution—Mental Imagery as a Self-Constructive Function—The Evolution of mental imagery—The ..."
7. The Groundwork of Psychology by George Frederick Stout (1903)
"But in general mental imagery is in this respect much more limited in range ... Types of mental imagery. — Individuals differ greatly in the kind of mental ..."