can be carried out in various forms, including the auditory, olfactory, tactile, gustatory, kinesthetic, and visual modes (Cumming and Williams, 2014).
Of further importance in the context of this discussion, there is evidence that eidetic or eidetic-like imagery capacities can be "brought on," developed, and enhanced through mental imagery
practice, and also through pursuing such practices in conjunction with the induction of states of attentional absorption, a formal quantitative and qualitative construct developed to instrumentalize terms such as "trance" and "hypnosis" or "hypnotic states," as well as for further elucidation of meditational states and the relationship of the latter to the former.
Now researchers at the Ohio Musculoskeletal and Neurological Institute (OMNI) at Ohio University have found that the mind is critical in maintaining muscle strength following a prolonged period of immobilization and that mental imagery
may be key in reducing the associated muscle loss.
Interactive boards, the use of tablets, linking curriculum with real life challenges and projects that aid the creation of mental imagery
are some of the tools used to take the idea forward.
may be classified according to the sensory organs involved, i.
Her images leave a lasting impression on me--their meaning resonates within me long after I have put down her book--and I am struck by the potency of the mental imagery
for evoking my imagination and my sense of wonder.
is reportedly one of the commonest things people remember about their narrative reading in the long term (Sadoski et al.
Mental Mastery of Chemotherapy: A Guide to Meditation and Positive Mental Imagery
is written by a cancer patient who successfully used and developed visualization and meditation techniques to combat the side effects of chemo over a period of six months, and is especially recommended for cancer patients new to meditation.
Students' performances on the Measure of the Ability to Form Spatial Mental Imagery
(MASMI: Campos, 2009).
Imagining predictions: mental imagery
as mental emulation.
It covers the history of sport psychology, theories of human motivation, and aspects of exercise and theories of exercise promotion (in a new chapter); performance enhancement strategies like self-talk, enhancing concentration, mental imagery
, goal setting, and promoting self-efficacy and sport self-confidence; and performance inhibition, including choking under pressure, self-handicapping, procrastination, perfectionism, helplessness, disruptive personality factors, substance abuse, burnout, and sport injuries.
According to Bandura (1986), more recently a training technique known as mental imagery
(mentally repeating physical actions) has been mostly studied within the specific field of sport psychology, and the more general field of sports sciences as academic discipline found in Universities sports sciences and physical education departments.
said hat using a brain-computer interface, they've created an environment where people who may be too physically impaired to move can practice mental imagery
to help regain use of their arms and hands.
From the multitude of studies carried out to evaluate the effect of music on performance, psychological and physiologic factors and mental imagery
, some have shown that music can elevate mood, improve performance, learning and mental imagery
and help better resist against lassitude.
This is consistent with a review of mental imagery
by Witner and Young (1985) which reports that guided imagery can produce effective change in the absence of integration or intellectual insight.