Experimental Education

Experimental Education

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1919 edition. Excerpt: ...the auditory, dependent on hearing; the third, the motor (kinesthetic or tactual), constituted out of experiences of movement or touch. The last alone is not yet adequately determined. We may regard these as pure types, since an individual's imagery may possibly consist exclusively of visual, auditory, or motor elements. Gustatory and olfactory types may also exist, but are not 1 See Chapter VI., above. common. Various combinations of these are possible, and give rise to mixed types. In attempting to determine the predominance of a type in any individual the nature of the reproduced object or process must be considered, because imagery tends to adapt itself in a certain degree to the nature of the object recalled; thus in recalling a procession visual imagery may be dominant with an individual who recalls a melody by auditory imagery. The predominance of one form of imagery--for instance, visual--may be the result merely of habit and not of an innate disposition to visualise. When the dominance of one type of imagery arises from congenital tendency, the other forms of imagery may exist only feebly, and an artificial change of imagery type, though difficult, is possible; or the other forms may be entirely absent, constituting a psychical defect for which, so far as our present knowledge extends, there is no compensation. The two main forms of imagery--the concrete and the verbal--are in the same individual usually quite differently constituted. The difference in the material of the images corresponds to a difference of function. As words are acquired by an acoustic-motor process, in verbal imagery, auditory and motor elements preponderate over other sense elements. Consequently one or, at most, two forms of sensory elements are usually...
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  • Paperback | 116 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 222g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236975847
  • 9781236975843