Abstract： Visual mental imagery is defined as the representation of visual information in human brain without external sensory stimuli, which plays an essential role in most of human’s mental activities. In this paper, we reviewed a theoretical computational model of visual mental imagery and summarized the essential components of visual imagery generation system with its corresponding neural basis. This paper highlights that the great importance of primary visual cortex in visual imagery process as it works as a “visual buffer” for generating visual information mentally. Factors that affect the production of visual mental imagery were also outlined. By offering a comprehensive understanding model of the processing of visual mental imagery, this paper may facilitate the further researches on visual mental imagery.
林钰婷, 张得龙, 刘鸣. 视觉表象生成系统及其影响因素[J]. 心理科学进展, 2018, 26(4): 636-644.
LIN Yuting, ZHANG Delong, LIU Ming. The system of visual imagery generation and its effect factors. Advances in Psychological Science, 2018, 26(4): 636-644.