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Advances in Psychological Science    2018, Vol. 26 Issue (7) : 1186-1192     DOI: 10.3724/SP.J.1042.2018.01186
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The individual difference of visual mental imagery and its neural basis
Xiaoyan YE1,Delong ZHANG1,Song CHANG2,Ming LIU1()
1 School of Psychology, South China Normal University, Guangzhou 510631, China
2 School of Educational science, Lu Dong University, Yantai 264025, China
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Visual mental imagery is an important way of information representation for human being. Compared with working memory and attention, visual mental imagery sheds more light on the subjective contents which are different strikingly among individuals. With the perspective of individual differences, we review the various individual performances and the underlying neural basis of visual mental imagery. We also explore some potential applications and future directions of visual mental imagery. This review will lead to a better understanding of the nature of individual differences in visual mental imagery and accelerate the development in the research field.

Keywords mental imagery      pictorial representations      individual difference      binocular rivalry      fMRI     
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Corresponding Authors: Ming LIU     E-mail: liuming@scnu.edu.cn
Issue Date: 29 May 2018
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Xiaoyan YE,Delong ZHANG,Song CHANG, et al. The individual difference of visual mental imagery and its neural basis[J]. Advances in Psychological Science, 2018, 26(7): 1186-1192.
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