eidetic image

eidetic image
an unusually vivid, elaborate, and exact mental image of objects previously seen or imagined.

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  • eidetic image — eidetic image, an image (experienced especially by children) which revives a previous optical impression with the clearness of hallucination …   Useful english dictionary

  • eidetic image —    Also referred to as eidetic imagery, eidetic phenomenon, mental imagery, imagery, and photographic memory. The adjective eidetic comes from the Greek noun eidos, which means appearance or idea. The term eidetic image was introduced in or… …   Dictionary of Hallucinations

  • eidetic image — ▪ psychology       an unusually vivid subjective visual phenomenon. An eidetic person claims to continue to “see” an object that is no longer objectively present. Eidetic persons behave as if they are actually seeing an item, either with their… …   Universalium

  • image — Synonyms and related words: Doppelganger, Vorstellung, abstract, abstraction, adumbrate, affectation, affectedness, airs, airs and graces, allusion, ally, altarpiece, alter ego, analogon, analogue, angle, apparition, appearance, apprehension,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • eidetic imagery —    see eidetic image …   Dictionary of Hallucinations

  • eidetic phenomenon —    see eidetic image …   Dictionary of Hallucinations

  • Eidetic memory — Eidetic memory, photographic memory, or total recall is the ability to recall images, sounds, or objects in memory with extreme accuracy and in abundant volume. The word eidetic (pronEng|аɪˈdɛtɪk) means related to extraordinarily detailed and… …   Wikipedia

  • image — 1. Representation of an object made by the rays of light emanating or reflected from it. 2. Representation produced by x rays, ultrasound, tomography, thermography, radioisotopes, etc. 3. To produce such representations. [L. imago, likeness]… …   Medical dictionary

  • eidetic — adjective /aɪˈdɛtɪk/ Pertaining to a memory or mental image of perfect clarity, as though actually visible; or to a person able to see such memories. ‘Funny that I should remember it? I have an eidetic memory for numbers, cant help it …   Wiktionary

  • eidetic — adj. & n. adj. Psychol. (of a mental image) having unusual vividness and detail, as if actually visible. n. a person able to see eidetic images. Derivatives: eidetically adv. Etymology: G eidetisch f. Gk eidetikos f. eidos form …   Useful english dictionary

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