Use of Imagery in Anatomy
Pp. 63-77 (15)
Teachers must acknowledge that rote memorization is rather useless when
students are not encouraged to visualize the structures. There is a huge volume of detail
and integrated content when anatomy is blended with mental pictures. The mind can be
taught to scan the origins, insertions, and functions of muscles just as computers can
scan and create three-dimensional pictures. The brain does not know the difference
between what is real and what is not real. Thus, when you visualize (i.e., see with the
mind’s eye) the latissimus dorsi muscle and its origin and insertion, the electrical
signals of the thinking-visualization process are essentially the same as seeing it on a
Blink transformations, Creating images, Image rotation, Imagery,
Mental scanning, Stored information, Verbalizers, Visualizers.
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