The existence and use of mental images

Project: Research

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Layman's description

Our goal is to examine mental image representations, their role in human cognition and in which situations they are used. We develop methods where eye-tracking is used to study these questions.

Knowledge of mental image representations in the brain has very important implications for general cognitive models of our mind, as well as for domain specific models of working memory and long term memory. The results of how we use mental imagery are crucial knowledge for applied research of design, problem solving and education.
Effective start/end date2009/01/012014/12/31