Discussion Questions

  1. This chapter describes the significance of mental imagery in memory retrieval. That said, if are individuals with congenital blindness inherently disadvantaged? How do individuals born without the sense of vision represent their environment mentally?

  2. The text discusses a review paper that describes neuropsychological aspects of visual imagery. Based on what you know about brain imaging techniques, what type methods do you think this review included?

  3. Do you think triple or quadruple coding would help retrieval even more (auditory, tactile, etc.)? What sensory information is involved with your best memory?

  4. The text discusses the subjective nature of mental imagery research being vulnerable to demand characteristics and experimenter expectations. Can you think of a better and more objective way to study mental imagery?