ZAP Lab Assignment

Complete “Mental Scanning” on the ZAPs site.

  1. Read the Introduction to “Mental Scanning” in your ZAPS Lab Workbook and on the ZAPs website.
  2. Complete the Experiment.
  3. View the Data section (where appropriate).
  4. Read the Discussion section.
  5. Answer the following question in 100 to 200 words total.  Make sure you appropriately paraphrase and cite sources used.

Do the typical results of mental scanning experiments support the idea that mental images are like pictures (the depiction or Analogy Theory of imagery) or that images are not exactly like pictures (the descriptive or Propositional Theory of Imagery)?  Explain why and what other findings support the same theory?