The three novels examined in this article bring to the fore this interrelation by implementing what I have characterized as negative strategies, which exploit basic features of linguistic comprehension as well as mental imagery
in order to juxtapose two states of the storyworld: what preceded the catastrophic event, and what came after it.
One of the historical reasons for the lack of evidence is that mental imagery
has not been subject to extensive empirical examination.
Indeed, through the neuroplasticity-mediated perceptual learning and development of enhanced hyperacuity logically assumed to be associated with this practice, we see that the original focus on the development of radically enhanced mental imagery
, may in turn potentially lead to the development of extremely fine-grained production of mental imagery
fields, that could then be utilized in visual perception.
Most mental imagery
studies have focused on visual imagery, but a few have assessed the other senses.
Why Mental Imagery
Matters: Insights from Elliot Eisner and Kieran Egan
has been shown in numerous research studies to be an effective means to improving accuracy in sport (34), and it is also related to other important psychological conditions such as anxiety (24), confidence (17), and self-efficacy (46).
The MASMI is a timed, 23 item measure of spatial mental imagery
that consists of two dimensional pictures of unfolded cubes.
Vividness of mental imagery
: individual variability can be measured objectively.
is a cognitive process that has also been found to enhance learning and performance of motor skills (Driskell et al., 1994; Hall, 2001; Martin et al., 1999&Nicholls et al., 2005).
Spare and evocative in nature, the 2,100 short visualizations in The Encyclopedia of Mental Imagery
: Colette Aboulker-Muscat's 2,100 Visualization Exercises for Personal Development, Healing, and Self-Knowledge stretch the boundaries of imagery exercises.
, relaxation, and accuracy of basketball foul shooting, Percept Mot Skills, Jun; 78 (3 PT 2)
Schematic and Bizarreness Effects in Mental Imagery
: Ongoing Research in the Schematic Nature of Scenes., Matthew Margres, Ariel Simms, Donald Bueche, and Isaiah Keller, Saginaw Valley State University