MENTAL CONSTRUCTION David Pearson Room T10, William Guild Building firstname.lastname@example.org Neomentalist research provided evidence for a functional similarity between internally-generated images and externally-produced percepts.
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Room T10, William Guild Building
Isometric and Orthographic
Projections of 3D objects
First Instruction0% correct
Second Instruction4% correct
Final Instruction66% of trials correctly transformed.Out of these, 47% correctly identified
(1) mental images can depict the geometry of a shape sufficiently well enough to allow for mental reinterpretation.
(2) people are able to apply shape classification procedures to the information depicted by mental images.
rectangle, triangle, rectangle, letter ‘V’, number ‘8’
Recognisable patterns 38% of trials
Difficult to recognise32%
Symbol groups used in Stage 1
Novel symbol groupsrecognisable patterns39%
An independent observer predicted 14%.