SAGE Journal Articles

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Bruno Laeng and Unni Sulutvedt 
The Eye Pupil Adjusts to Imaginary Light 
Psychological Science January 2014 25: 188-197, first published on November 27, 2013 doi:10.1177/0956797613503556

  • What evidence supports the idea that mental images are based on brain states?
  • In what ways do the pupils change when an individual imagines previously seen scenarios? How do psychological processes affect these changes?
  • What is the difference between active and passive recollection of imagery?
  • How does mental effort affect the recollection of imagery?

Amir Amedi, Lotfi B. Merabet, Felix Bermpohl, and Alvaro Pascual-Leone 
The Occipital Cortex in the Blind: Lessons About Plasticity and Vision 
Current Directions in Psychological Science December 2005 14: 306-311, doi:10.1111/j.0963-7214.2005.00387.x

  • How might blind individuals adjust to the lack of visual perception in regard to spatial recognition?
  • Is there a difference between complete blindness and temporary vision obstruction when processing information?
  • What is the role of the occipital cortex in speech processing?
  • In what ways does the brain respond when there is visual deprivation?


Evelina Tapia and Bruno G. Breitmeyer 
Visual Consciousness Revisited: Magnocellular and Parvocellular Contributions to Conscious and Nonconscious Vision
Psychological Science, July 2011; vol. 22, 7: pp. 934-942., first published on June 22, 2011
  • What are some differences between conscious and nonconscious processing?
  • What is priming, and how is it involved in information processing?
  • What is the “frame-and-fill” approach to visual processing?
  • What is the neuropsychological interpretation of processing proposed by the authors?