mental representation

mental representations

Definitions of mental representation
  1. noun
    a presentation to the mind in the form of an idea or image
    synonyms: internal representation, representation
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    convergence, intersection, overlap
    a representation of common ground between theories or phenomena
    a representation of an idea in the form of an instance of it
    a person or thing represented or foreshadowed by a type or symbol; especially a figure in the Old Testament having a counterpart in the New Testament
    a conventional or formulaic conception or image
    schema, scheme
    an internal representation of the world; an organization of concepts and actions that can be revised by new information about the world
    image, mental image
    an iconic mental representation
    interpretation, reading, version
    a mental representation of the meaning or significance of something
    a constantly changing medley of real or imagined images (as in a dream)
    the mental representation of sexual activities
    percept, perception, perceptual experience
    the representation of what is perceived; basic component in the formation of a concept
    something that is remembered
    example, model
    a representative form or pattern
    a mental representation
    blur, fuzz
    a hazy or indistinct representation
    abstractionism, unrealism
    a representation having no reference to concrete objects or specific examples
    concrete representation, concretism
    a representation of an abstract idea in concrete terms
    a mental impression retained and recalled from the past
    a point where a choice must be made
    the overlap where two theories or phenomena affect each other or have links with each other
    imagination image, thought-image
    a mental image produced by the imagination
    a new or different meaning
    a unitary percept having structure and coherence that is the object of attention and that stands out against a ground
    a relatively homogeneous percept extending back of the figure on which attention is focused
    visual image, visual percept
    a percept that arises from the eyes; an image in the visual system
    something recalled to the mind
    engram, memory trace
    a postulated biochemical change (presumably in neural tissue) that represents a memory
    (psychiatry) a plausible but imagined memory that fills in gaps in what is remembered
    screen memory
    an imagined memory of a childhood experience; hides another memory of distressing significance
    memory image
    a mental image of something previously experienced
    visual image, visualisation, visualization
    a mental image that is similar to a visual perception
    impression, mental picture, picture
    a clear and telling mental image
    auditory image
    a mental image that is similar to an auditory perception
    loadstar, lodestar
    something that serves as a model or guide
    epitome, image, paradigm, prototype
    a standard or typical example
    holotype, type specimen
    the original specimen from which the description of a new species is made
    a miniature model of something
    archetype, original, pilot
    something that serves as a model or a basis for making copies
    guide, template, templet
    a model or standard for making comparisons
    an example that prefigures or foreshadows what is to come
    illusion, semblance
    an erroneous mental representation
    3-D, 3D, three-D
    having a three-dimensional form or appearance
    the outward appearance of a person
    embodiment, shape
    a concrete representation of an otherwise nebulous concept
    a mystical or allegorical interpretation (especially of Scripture)
    type of:
    cognitive content, content, mental object
    the sum or range of what has been perceived, discovered, or learned
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