A learner’s ability to create images in their mind is linked to various improvements in learning, the absence of this ability may lead to alternative strategies that enhance rather than hinder learning.
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Mental imagery is not directly related to measures of intelligence, vocabulary, and reading comprehension, but it does play a role in how some schoolchildren acquire literacy skills. Could aphantasia be seen as impeding learning ability? A critical perspective.
Dual coding theory distinguishes between verbal and non-verbal thought processes, and places mental imagery as the primary function for non-verbal processing. The theory claims that information is stored in two different ways – verbally and visually – and although these two codes are independent of one another, and can each be used separately, they can also interact to enhance learning.