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 [email protected]


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.