Behavioral and Brain Sciences

Short Communication

Mental imagery is simultaneously symbolic and analog

John R. Pani a1
a1 Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY 40292


With admirable clarity, Pylyshyn shows that there is little evidence that mental imagery is strongly constrained to be analog. He urges that imagery must be considered part of a more general symbolic system. The ultimate solution to the challenges of image theory, however, rest on understanding the manner in which mental imagery is both a symbolic and an analog system.