ERIC Number: EJ554570
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1997
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Uncontrollable Mental Imagery: Graphical Connections between a Function and Its Derivative.
Aspinwall, Leslie; Shaw, Kenneth L.; Presmeg, Norma C.
Educational Studies in Mathematics, v33 n3 p301-17 Sep 1997
Examines the possibility that at times imagery might be a disadvantage in certain tasks. For example, the notion of a persistent image may be so vivid as to actually block other creative thought. Describes one calculus student's images supporting high levels of mathematical functioning which occasionally became so powerful as to obscure more than to explain. (AIM)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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