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Developmental Aspects of Mental Imagery: A Theory of Thematic Dissonance

  • Dan Tomasulo

Abstract

Usually cited as the principal exponents of cognitive theories on the ontogenetic evolution of imagery are Piaget and Inhelder (1971) and Bruner (1964). Both theories follow the line of reasoning that cognitive maturity develops from “concrete” conceptual organization to more “abstract” abilities in the processing of information.

Keywords

Mental Imagery False Recognition Developmental Aspect Stimulus Term Cognitive Growth 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • Dan Tomasulo
    • 1
  1. 1.Yeshiva UniversityNew York CityUSA

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