2017, Number 2
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ABSTRACTFollowing the target-paper by Pardos, “The images in thought”, published in this issue of Revista Mexicana de Investigación en Psicología (2017), we addressed the importance of mental images in thinking. We started defining the types of mental images and kinds of thoughts that exist. We discussed some of the studies researching the relationship between mental imagery and thought. The conclusions of our review are that seems to be enough evidence showing a relationship. However, many studies deny such relationship. We believe further studies are required, being more specific about what types of mental image intervenes in thought, and what kind of thinking involves mental images.
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