@misc{cogprints1517, editor = {Klaus Sachs-Hombach}, title = {Understanding Radio Broadcasts On Soccer: The Concept `Mental Image' and Its Use in Spatial Reasoning}, author = {J{\"o}rg R.J. Schirra}, publisher = {Rodopi, Amsterdam}, year = {1995}, pages = {107--136}, journal = {Bilder im Geiste: Zur kognitiven und erkenntnistheoretischen Funktion piktorialer Repr{\"a}sentationen}, keywords = {spatial reasoning, mental images, semantics of locative expressions}, url = {http://cogprints.org/1517/}, abstract = {Most cognitive theories agree that a listener of a sports broadcast on radio usually imagines the scene described; the concept `mental image' appears in a specific sort of explanations. In contrast to this conception, it is argued that this concept should rather be understood as part of a certain kind of grounding explanations of the radio listener's understanding. This particular conception is based on the distinction between `specification' and `implementation' as found in the theory of abstract data types. Its application to the field of spatial concepts leads to a computational system (ANTLIMA) which exemplifies how the expression `mental image' could be used while explaining a speaker's ability to control the resolvability of ambiguities in an objective report of what the speaker sees. } }