Search for dissertations about: "Mental Imagery"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 10 swedish dissertations containing the words Mental Imagery.

  1. 1. What Literature Can Make Us See : Poetry, Intermediality, Mental Imagery

    Author : Emma Tornborg; Lars Elleström; Heidrun Führer; Valerie Robillard; []
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Intermediality; mental imagery; poetry; Comparative literature; Litteraturvetenskap;

    Abstract : In this thesis I investigate what kind of mental imagery ekphrastic and pictorial poetry can evoke, how time is represented in this kind of poetry, and how readers experience the temporality it represents. Ekphrasis (a verbal representation of a static, visual, iconic representation) and pictorialism (a phenomenon that occurs when the reality of the fictive world, either psychological or physical, in the text is represented as image) are intermedial concepts: in various ways and to various degrees, ekphrastic and pictorial texts refer to and represent static, visual, iconic media such as painting, photography and sculpture. READ MORE

  2. 2. Mental Imagery in the Experience of Literary Narrative : Views from Embodied Cognition

    University dissertation from Stockholm : Department of Literature and History of Ideas, Stockholm University

    Author : Anezka Kuzmicova; Göran Rossholm; Marie-Laure Ryan; [2013]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; literary narrative; mental imagery; embodiment; embodied cognition; imagination; reading; reader response; sensorimotor simulation; interpretation; aesthetics; narrative theory; litteraturvetenskap; Literature;

    Abstract : Defined as vicarious sensorimotor experiencing, mental imagery is a powerful source of aesthetic enjoyment in everyday life and, reportedly, one of the commonest things readers remember about literary narratives in the long term. Furthermore, it is positively correlated with other dimensions of reader response, most notably with emotion. READ MORE

  3. 3. Tracking the Mind's Eye : Eye movements during mental imagery and memory retrieval

    University dissertation from Stockholm : Department of Literature and History of Ideas, Stockholm University

    Author : Roger Johansson; [2013]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Mental Imagery; Eye Movements; Eye-tracking; Encoding; Recall; Memory Retrieval; Episodic Memory;

    Abstract : This thesis investigates the relationship between eye movements, mental imagery and memory retrieval in four studies based on eye-tracking experiments. The first study is an investigation of eye movements during mental imagery elicited both visually and verbally. READ MORE

  4. 4. Imaging imagining actions

    University dissertation from Umeå : Integrativ medicinsk biologi

    Author : CJ Olsson; Lars Nyberg; A.Mark Williams; [2008]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; mental training; motor training; novices; imaging; athletes; fMRI; internal imagery; motor representation; brain systems; practice; learning; transfer; active; MEDICINE Physiology and pharmacology Physiology; MEDICIN Fysiologi och farmakologi Fysiologi;

    Abstract : Mental training has been studied extensively for the past century but we are still not completely sure how it affects brain and behavior. The aim of this doctoral thesis was to examine one aspect of mental training i.e. motor imagery. READ MORE

  5. 5. Where imagination meets sensation : mental imagery, perception and multisensory Integration

    University dissertation from Stockholm : Karolinska Institutet, Dept of Neuroscience

    Author : Christopher C. Berger; Karolinska Institutet.; Karolinska Institutet.; [2016]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES;

    Abstract : What happens if we imagine seeing something while we are listening to something? Will it change what we hear? What happens if we imagine hearing something while we are looking at something? Will it change what we see? In everyday perception, our brains integrate the information provided to us by our different senses in order to form a coherent perception of the world around us in a process referred to as multisensory integration. However, sometimes the information provided to our senses arises from within, as is the case when we imagine a sensory stimulus; for example, when you picture in your mind the face of a loved one, or imagine how they sound when they say your name. READ MORE