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Proceedings 2017, 1(9), 903;

(CON)TATTO. Image and Mental Imagery in Childhood Visual Impairment

Politecnico di Torino, Department of Architecture and Design, 10129 Turin, Italy
Freelance, 42120 Reggio Emilia, Italy
Product Design Department, Faculty of Applied Sciences and Arts, Tagamo El Khames The German University in Cairo, New Cairo 11835, Egypt
Presented at the International and Interdisciplinary Conference IMMAGINI? Image and Imagination between Representation, Communication, Education and Psychology, Brixen, Italy, 27–28 November 2017.
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Published: 14 November 2017
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Mental imagery is a familiar aspect of most individuals’ mental lives, considered as an experience which occurs in the absence of actual stirrings for relevant perceptions. The primary importance of mental imagery has been demonstrated in several domains: learning and memory, reasoning and problem solving, inventive or creative thought and rehab. The project primarily refers to the analysis of infant visual impairment for a first scientific and social approach, with specific references to significant figures who have worked on these issues for years. Research is enriched by the contribution of educators working with children with these diseases. Thus, the proposal of a freehand illustrated tactile book, originally conceived for sighted and then reworked for blind and visually impaired, through the humanization of fantastic creatures designed to facilitate imaginative faculties, allowing the child to project his to an inanimate model.
Keywords: imagery; images; mental representations; visual impairment imagery; images; mental representations; visual impairment
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Turco, M.L.; Reinaudo, E.; Sicklinger, A. (CON)TATTO. Image and Mental Imagery in Childhood Visual Impairment. Proceedings 2017, 1, 903.

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