Visul Imagery

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Visual Imagery Magazine Article
Angele’ Christian – Ojo
Psych 640
Christopher Wessinger

What is imagery? The word imagery means to use figurative language to represent objects, action and ideas in such a way that it appeals to our physical sense. For most people, the word imagery is associated with mental pictures however imagery is more complex. Our minds manage memories (pictures), which are known to be on the right side of the brain, (visual) and processes information with language which resides in the left side of the brain, (verbal). This is done through visual and verbal imagery.
The information which passes through the brain as though something is being perceived, when in reality there is nothing really happening is known to be Visual Imagery. For coping with upsetting occurrences, or bettering physical performances and or establishing desensitization hierarchies, visual imagery is being utilized. People learning to manage their stress may be guided through visualizations as a way to take a mental vacation out of a stressful situation or trauma. Those who are able to visualize, think more concretely, personalize information, tend to be field dependent, process information holistically, and tend to be introverted. In addition, those who are better at visual imagery tend to excel at spatial interpretation tasks such as interpreting graphs, charts or pictures, mechanical drawing and measuring.
The saying goes; one picture is worth a thousand words however, some images cannot always be expressed easily into words. For me, I feel that I am more verbal than visual. I can take a word that is heard and place it into a mental image of the word and anticipate the image. This means I use my left brain.
The word Verbal Imagery is defined as a mental image representing a word as heard, as seen, or as felt when pronounced. Those who lean more toward verbal…...

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