mental representation

Definitions of mental representation

n a presentation to the mind in the form of an idea or image

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)
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cognitive content, content, mental object
the sum or range of what has been perceived, discovered, or learned

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