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visual imagery

mental imagery that involves the sense of having “pictures” in the mind. Such images may be memories of earlier visual experiences or syntheses produced by the imagination (e.g., visualizing a pink kangaroo). Visual imagery can be used for such purposes as dealing with traumatic events, establishing desensitization hierarchies, or improving physical performance. See visualization.

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May 21st 2024

serial killer

serial killer

an individual who repeatedly commits murder, typically with a distinct pattern in the selection of victims, location, and method.