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action, scientific perspectives

action, scientific perspectives  

A number of recent studies have suggested that, in healthy subjects, the predicted sensory consequences of movement are available to awareness whereas the actual sensory consequences of movement are ...
anxiety

anxiety  

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n. generalized pervasive fear. Anxiety disorders are conditions in which anxiety dominates the patient’s life or is experienced in particular situations; they include panic disorder, post-traumatic ...
bioinformational theory

bioinformational theory  

A theoretical explanation of how imagery improves athletic performance. It assumes that the mental image created by the subject is stored in the long-term memory of the brain as an organized set of ...
conceptual thought

conceptual thought  

A central question about consciousness turns on a distinction between sensory and conceptual aspects of mind: does consciousness in the phenomenal sense extend to both aspects, or is it exclusively ...
conscious resting state

conscious resting state  

Historically, functional brain imaging work with positron emission tomography (PET) and functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) has emphasized task‐induced increases in regional activity ...
consciousness

consciousness  

The state of being conscious (1, 2); the normal mental condition of the waking state of humans, characterized by the experience of perceptions, thoughts, feelings, awareness of the external world, ...
content of consciousness

content of consciousness  

Of all the mental states that humans have, only some of them are conscious states. Of all the information processed by humans can have, only some of it is processed ...
correlates of consciousness, computational

correlates of consciousness, computational  

The expression ‘computational correlate of consciousness’ was first used by Mathis and Mozer (1995), who, taking a computational approach to the problem of consciousness, asked ‘What conditions must ...
depersonalization

depersonalization  

A feeling of emotional detachment or estrangement from the perception of self, as if one were acting in a play or observing one's physical and mental activities from without. If it causes clinically ...
descriptive experience sampling

descriptive experience sampling  

Descriptive experience sampling (DES) is a method of investigating human inner experience (thoughts, feelings, sensations, perceptions, etc.) by collecting beeper‐cued random samples of lived ...
dual-code theory

dual-code theory  

1 A theory of imagery according to which imaginative cognition involves the activity of two functionally independent subsystems: a non-verbal imagery system specialized to handle objects and events, ...
ergogenic aid

ergogenic aid  

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Various compounds that (may) improve physical work output and athletic performance: i) products providing metabolic fuels; e.g. glucose or oligosaccharides as a source of carbohydrate, medium-chain ...
fantasy

fantasy  

n. a complex sequence of imagination in which several imaginary elements are woven together into a story. An excessive preoccupation with one’s fantasies may be symptomatic of a difficulty in coping ...
fantasy thinking

fantasy thinking  

In analytical psychology, a form of thinking based on fantasy (1) that relies on imagery, emotion, and intuition, without logical or moral constraints. It is closely related to the primary process of ...
functional equivalence hypothesis

functional equivalence hypothesis  

The proposition that imagery, although it does not result from stimulation of sense organs, is essentially the same as perception in the way that it functions.
hallucination

hallucination  

n. a false perception of something that is not really there. Hallucinations may be visual, auditory, tactile, gustatory (of taste), or olfactory (of smell). They may be provoked by mental illness ...
hypnagogic image

hypnagogic image  

A dreamlike image, often vivid and resembling a hallucination, generally accompanied by sleep paralysis, experienced by a person in the transition state from wakefulness to sleep. See also Isakower ...
ideation

ideation  

n. the process of thinking or of having imagery or ideas. The presence or absence of suicidal ideation is tested as part of every mental state examination and risk assessment.
ideomotor training

ideomotor training  

A term often used interchangeably with mental practice and imagery.
image

image  

1 The representation of an object that is produced when electromagnetic radiation passes through it or is reflected from it. Visible images are formed when light impinges on the retina, and various ...

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