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Mobile and other applications for mental imagery to improve learning disabilities and mental health

Athanasios Drigas; Dimitra E. Dede; Spyros Dedes

Mental imagery is the mental ability for representing static or
dynamic, mainly optical information in working memory. Mental
imagery is involved in supporting mental operations as
perception, strategic planning, concept formation, pattern
recognition problem solving etc. and furthermore in dyslexia,
dyscalculia and other learning disabilities. The usage of mobile
and other applications to assess, intervene, and finally improve
mental imagery abilities is under investigation in this article.
Mental imagery via mobile tech apps can offer great
opportunities to people who encounter many problems as far as
concerned mental health and more specifically meliorate their
mental state, brain activity, high spatial ability, development of
their perception. In this paper we identified that advantage of
technology through avatars, virtual reality and mobile devices.
Mental imagery and mobile tech apps, are extremely beneficial in
anxiety, stress disorders, depression, and people with brain injury
or other disabilities.

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