Interdependent Concepts and their Independent Uses: Mental Imagery and Hallucinations

Perspectives on Science 26 (3):360-399 (2018)
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The scientific concepts of mental imagery and hallucinations are each used independently of the other; uses that simultaneously evoke and obscure their historical connections. In this paper, I aim to illustrate the relevance of examining one of these historical connections for studying the current uses of these two concepts in neuroimaging experiments. To this end, I will highlight interdependent associations within the histories of each of the concepts that continue to contribute to their independent uses.That mental imagery and hallucinations are used independently of each other is evident in the way that each concept influences investigations in isolation of the other. Within the neurosciences, mental imagery is...
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