language-like representation for storing mental images during the Middle Agesgreenspun.com : LUSENET : History & Theory of Psychology : One Thread
I'm looking for information that might indicate that a propositional code (language-like representation) for storing mental images, rather than today's more widely accepted analog code (depictive representation), was thought about during the Middle Ages by philosophers, church fathers...
-- diane raven (email@example.com), October 14, 2002
Have a look at Mary Caruthers' _Book of Memory_. It is now virtually the "standard" reference on questions of this sort.
-- Christopher Green (firstname.lastname@example.org), October 15, 2002.