Mental Imagery 2
Mental Imagery 2
Purpose: The goal of this assignment is to start thinking about your cognitive world. It is useful to consider new perspectives and how they might affect our understanding of our environment or ourselves. For this chapter, I want you to think about how you use (or don’t use) mental Imagery in your every day life.
Task: The book has a section on “Individual difference in mental imagery” (if you have the 9th edition, you may need to contact a friend who has the 10th to read this short section). It describes different cognitive styles when it comes to the way may execute a mental images. However, it also cautions you to not treat these as distinct categories, everybody can probably do a mixture of both styles.
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- For paragraph 1 for this discussion, I want you to explain in your own words what are the Visualizers vs Verbalizers which are the two cognitive styles used in mental imagery. How does this relate to or support propositional codes and analog codes?
- For the second paragraph is for fun, what type of cognitive style do you typically rely on? Provide an example of where you used one style, the other, or both? Or think think of an example where you struggled forming mental images.
Formatting: Short written response. Please write in complete sentences. Minimum 2 paragraphs (1 per question), though it can be longer. You can share resources or links that you find relevant in your response. You can even comment on other students’ ideas, but it is not required for this discussion.
You must proofread your paper. But do not strictly rely on your computer’s spell-checker and grammar-checker; failure to do so indicates a lack of effort on your part and you can expect your grade to suffer accordingly. Papers with numerous misspelled words and grammatical mistakes will be penalized. Read over your paper – in silence and then aloud – before handing it in and make corrections as necessary. Often it is advantageous to have a friend proofread your paper for obvious errors. Handwritten corrections are preferable to uncorrected mistakes.
Use a standard 10 to 12 point (10 to 12 characters per inch) typeface. Smaller or compressed type and papers with small margins or single-spacing are hard to read. It is better to let your essay run over the recommended number of pages than to try to compress it into fewer pages.
Likewise, large type, large margins, large indentations, triple-spacing, increased leading (space between lines), increased kerning (space between letters), and any other such attempts at “padding” to increase the length of a paper are unacceptable, wasteful of trees, and will not fool your professor.
The paper must be neatly formatted, double-spaced with a one-inch margin on the top, bottom, and sides of each page. When submitting hard copy, be sure to use white paper and print out using dark ink. If it is hard to read your essay, it will also be hard to follow your argument.