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If you can’t imagine things, how can you learn?

Mental imagery is not directly related to measures of intelligence, vocabulary, and reading comprehension, but does play a role in how some schoolchildren acquire literacy skills. Could aphantasia be seen as impeding learning ability? A critical perspective.

A dual coding view of vocabulary learning

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.

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