Respected scientist Stephen Kosslyn goes in depth about his findings about how the brain simulates visual imagery and how visual constructions in one's head is guided by what that person believes. This points to the importance of critical thinking going hand-in-hand with a developed sense of visual literacy; on a first glance of an image, you may not be aware of your bias until you examine it.
Stephen Kosslyn is the Director for The Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (CASBS) at Stanford University and a brain expert. His areas of research include learning and memory, meaning and representation, as well as reasoning and problem solving.
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