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Mental Representations: A dual coding approach

Allan Paivio


This work presents a systematic analysis of the psychological phenomena associated with the concept of mental representations — also referred to as cognitive or internal representations. A major restatement of a theory the author of this book first developed in his 1971 book (Imagery and Verbal Processes), this book covers phenomena from the earlier period that remain relevant today but emphasizes cognitive problems and paradigms that have since emerged more fully. It proposes that performance in memory and other cognitive tasks is mediated not only by linguistic processes but also by a distin ... More

Keywords: cognitive representations, internal representations, cognitive problems, performance in memory, linguistic process, nonverbal imagery, dual coding approach, empiricism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1990 Print ISBN-13: 9780195066661
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2008 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195066661.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Allan Paivio, author
University of Western Ontario