Visual imagery: a case study

M. Coltheart, M. J. Glick

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This paper describes the performance of a subject who, when presented with a word or a sentence, is abnormally proficient at spelling this material in reverse order. She reports that she does this by visualizing this material and reading off from this visual image. Her tachistoscopic performance is also abnormally good. It is suggested that her superiority in these 2 tasks is achieved principally because her internal visual representations are extremely resistant to disruption by other mental activities.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)438-453
Number of pages16
JournalThe Quarterly journal of experimental psychology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1974
Externally publishedYes


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