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Imagery is the word used to denote a cognitive process that has been used by people since the beginning of time. It is considered to be a process that produces a mental and nonverbal visual image that can be controlled to enhance performance, seek wellness, recall memory, invent solutions, and other outcomes. As any sensory experience in the mind—auditory, visual, tactile, olfactory, kinesthetic, organic—the process of imagery is highly subjective. Images are described differently by individuals, which has been one of the reasons that some researchers consider studying imagery to be difficult.

Studies have attempted to define the sequence of an image, the duration, frequency, or even the accuracy of images, which often proved less fruitful than studying the effects or outcomes of using imagery in ...

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