Jan Frederik Sima

Research Assistant

Universität Bremen
Enrique-Schmidt-Str. 5
28334 Bremen

+49 (0)421 218-64183


About me

I'm a doctoral researcher and work for the project R1-[ImageSpace]. In my Ph.D. thesis I develop a theory of mental imagery, called perceptual quantification theory, and a corresponding computational model. The theory understands mental imagery as based on abstract perceptual symbols which are emergent products of multi-modal perceptual interaction with the environment. These symbols are mapped back onto fitting perceptual actions during mental imagery in order to reason with the resulting low-level perceptual feedback. The theory and its model are applied to different phenomena of mental imagery such as mental scanning, mental reinterpretation, eye movements, and cognitive penetration.


mental imagery, embodied cognition, cognitive modeling, artificial life, philosophy of mind

Research Projects

DFG SFB/TR-8 Spatial Cognition: Project R1-[ImageSpace] - Mental Representations of Spatial Environments

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