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Proceedings 2017, 1(9), 942;

Images and Models of Thought

School of Architecture, Department of History, Representation, and Restoration of Architecture, Sapienza University of Rome, 00186 Roma, Italy
Presented at the International and interdisciplinary conference IMMAGINI? Image and Imagination between representation, communication, education and psychology, Brixen, Italy, 27–28 November 2017.
Published: 17 November 2017
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One really extraordinary ability of the mind is its capacity to match objects and form plausible hypotheses from just a few elements that we see through our eyes. We recognize a feather even if it is mostly covered by a book sitting on top of it. Even if we cannot see the whole shape, we recognize it as pertaining to a category, a set of objects called “feathers”. If by imagination we mean the ability to represent things for ourselves that are not present in the act of sensing, we should realize that the hypothesis of the feather is an imaginative construction of the mind, a mental representation, a model referred to by the sensory input.
Keywords: image; model; recognition; configuration; project image; model; recognition; configuration; project
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