Motor Imagery in Clinical Disorders: Importance and Implications

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Title: Motor Imagery in Clinical Disorders: Importance and Implications
Authors: Moran, Aidan P.
Bramham, Jessica
Collet, Christian
et al.
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/6361
Date: 18-Feb-2015
Abstract: One of our most remarkable mental capacities is the ability to use our imagination voluntarily to mimic or simulate sensations, actions, and other experiences. For example, we can "see" things in our mind’s eye, "hear" sounds in our mind’s ear, and imagine motor experiences like running away from, or perhaps "freezing" in the face of, danger. Since the early 1900s, researchers have investigated "mental imagery" or the multimodal cognitive simulation process by which we represent perceptual information in our minds in the absence of sensory input.
Type of material: Journal Article
Publisher: Frontiers
Copyright (published version): 2015 the Authors
Keywords: Motor imagery;Mental imagery;Post-traumatic stress disorder;Personality disorders;Social anxiety disorder
DOI: 10.3389/fpsyt.2015.00023
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Appears in Collections:Psychology Research Collection

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