imagery

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imagery

1. figurative or descriptive language in a literary work
2. Psychol
a. the materials or general processes of the imagination
b. the characteristic kind of mental images formed by a particular individual

imagery

[′im·ij·rē]
(psychology)
Mental images that are collectively recalled.

imagery

The representation of objects reproduced by optical, IR (infrared), or electronic means on film, electronic display devices, or other media.
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Development of a new Clarity of Auditory Imagery Scale.
Categories of imagery produced may include (1) reminiscence and associations, (2) affective awareness, (3) interactional imagery, (4) somatic and kinaesthetic sensations, (5) auditory imagery, (6) abstract visual imagery, (7) photographic images, and (8) transpersonal and spiritual experiences.
Eleven participants (61%) reported that they were very good at creating auditory imagery, 8 (44%) reported that they were very good at creating olfactory imagery, 7 (39%) reported that they were very good at receiving gustatory imagery, and 11 (61%) reported that they were very good at creating tactual imagery and had very good tactile sensitivity.
A more comprehensive study of the role of imagery and congenitally deaf or blind adults was undertaken by Marchant & Malloy (1984) who reported that although imagery was used by both groups, the congenitally deaf demonstrated a deficit in auditory imagery and the congenitally blind a deficit in visual imagery.
Verbal or mental communications also tend to be coherent, whereas with hypnagogic/hypnopompic auditory imagery it is often unintelligible and can be nonsensical.
explore the use of auditory imagery and suggest that a model which mirrors and develops the acoustic side of the working memory model with the addition of a 'lexical ear' to an inner ear and an inner voice might provide a way of organizing their data.