Generating visual mental images: Deficit after brain damage

Carla Stangalino, Carlo Semenza, Sara Mondini

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This is the first non-retrospective neuropsychological group study using a componential task analysis for the study of imagery. Seventy unilaterally brain damaged patients were tested on a series of tasks with the intent of isolating genuine deficits of the image generation process. The main finding is that the image generation seems to be more frequently disturbed after a left posterior damage. Suggestions are provided for further investigations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1473-1483
Number of pages11
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 1995



  • cerebral localization
  • image generation
  • imagery
  • task analysis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Behavioral Neuroscience
  • Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology

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