Visual Imagery

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Mental imagery involves

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experiencing a sensory impression in the absence of sensory input.

B

mental representations of the current sensory inputs.

C

sensory representations of a stimulus.

D

the misrepresentation of a stimulus as possessing physical attributes that are, in fact, absent.

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Question 2
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Ira and his sister are playing "Name that Tune," the object of which is to name the title of the song when given the song's first line. Ira suggests the line "Sleigh bells ring, are you listening?" His sister can't come up with the answer at first, but realizing that the title is often embedded in the lyrics, she tries to sing them silently to herself. She then bursts out "Ah! It's 'Winter Wonderland'!" It is most likely that Ira's sister used ___________ in playing the game.

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mental chronometry

B

mental synthesis

C

visual imagery

D

inner audition

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Question 3
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Behaviorists branded the study of imagery as being unproductive because

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some people have great difficulty forming visual images.

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visual images vary in detail.

C

visual images are invisible to everyone except the person experiencing them.

D

the imageless thought debate was unresolved.

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Question 4
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"Early" researchers of imagery (beginning with Aristotle until just prior to the dominance of behaviorism) proposed all of the following ideas EXCEPT

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studying images was a way of studying thinking.

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images are one of the three basic elements of consciousness.

C

imagery requires a special mechanism.

D

thought is impossible without an image.

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Question 5
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Which statement below is most closely associated with the early history of the study of imagery?

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Imagery is based on spatial mechanisms like those involved in perception.

B

Thought is always accompanied by imagery.

C

People can rotate images of objects in their heads.

D

Imagery is closely related to language.

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Question 6
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Paivio (1963) proposed the conceptual peg hypothesis. His work suggests which of the following would be most difficult to remember?

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Baseball
B
America
C
Apple pie
D
Freedom
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Question 7
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Peggy is participating in a paired-associate learning experiment. During the study period, she is presented with pairs of words such as boat-hat and car-house. While taking the test, she would be presented with

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b ___ - h ___ .
B
boat _______ - car ________ .
C
house.
D
a blank piece of paper for free recall.
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Question 8
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The conceptual peg hypothesis would predict enhanced memory for which word pair?

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True lies
B
Amazing grace
C
Cake mug
D
Mission impossible
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Question 9
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Shepard and Metzler measured the time it took for participants to decide whether two objects were the same (two different views of the same object) or different (two different objects). These researchers inferred cognitive processes by using

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image scanning.
B
mental chronometry.
C
epiphenomena.
D
propositional representations.
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Question 10
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Shepard and Metzler's "image rotation" experiment was so influential and important to the study of cognition because it demonstrated

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how easy mental rotation is for humans.
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that humans cannot successfully rotate mental images beyond 90 degrees.
C
that humans can only perform mental rotation on "real-world" objects.
D
imagery and perception may share the same mechanisms.
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Question 11
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The scanning task used by Kosslyn involves

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visual icons.
B
mental images.
C
perceptual images.
D
echoic schemas
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Question 12
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Mental scanning experiments found

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a direct relationship between scanning time and distance on the image.
B
an absence of mental scanning when processing a mental geometric image.
C
a constant scanning time for all locations on an image.
D
that imagery does not represent spatial relations in the same way perceptual information does.
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Question 13
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Luis is taking his girlfriend, Rosa, to a resort town neither one of them has visited. Luis wants to make a good impression on Rosa, so he spends the week before the trip reading about fun places to go while they are there. He also memorizes a map of the small resort town, so he can lead her around without bothering to ask for directions. When they arrive, they first visit a botanical garden. When Rosa says, "Where to next?" Luis conjures a mental image of the map and says, "art museum." Let's assume the garden was six inches due south on the map and that it took Luis four seconds to scan the map image between the two. After they visit the museum, Luis takes Rosa to a fancy restaurant. On the map, the restaurant was three inches northwest of the museum, so it is most likely that when Luis scanned the image to find the restaurant, the scan took approximately ___________ seconds.

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two
B
three
C
four
D
six
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Question 14
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The "imagery debate" is concerned with whether imagery

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actually exists.
B
can be used to inform nonvisual sensory systems.
C
is identical for all people.
D
is based on spatial or language mechanisms.
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Question 15
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Kosslyn's island experiment used the ___________ procedure.

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mental scanning
B
categorization
C
priming
D
mental walk
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Question 16
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Kosslyn interpreted the results of his research on imagery (such as the island experiment) as supporting the idea that the mechanism responsible for imagery involves ___________ representations.

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epiphenomenal
B
propositional
C
spatial
D
unilateral
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Question 17
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"3x + 9 = 16" is a ___________ representation.

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depictive
B
spatial
C
propositional
D
descriptive
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Question 18
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The propositional approach may use any of the following EXCEPT

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abstract symbols.
B
an equation.
C
a spatial layout.
D
a statement.
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Question 19
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Monique is an interior design student. As part of her internship, she is redesigning a small kitchen for a client. She would like to expand the kitchen and add a dining area. Before creating sketches for the client, she imagines the new layout in her mind, most likely using

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tacit knowledge.
B
a proposition.
C
the method of loci.
D
a depictive representation.
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Question 20
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Suppose we asked people to form simultaneous images of two or more animals such as a rabbit alongside an elephant. Then, we ask them basic questions about the animals. For example, we might ask if the rabbit has whiskers. Given our knowledge of imagery research, we would expect the fastest response to this question when the rabbit is imagined alongside

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a wolf.
B
an anteater.
C
a rhinoceros.
D
a bumblebee.
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