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These are directed toward the purpose of the book (it ought to be for an audience that would include teachers), its style and organization (loose and weak), and its content, especially the presentation of Bruner's very important observations and interpretations of the human modes of knowing which he calls the enactive, the iconic, and the symbolic.
And on the other side, I cannot accept Bruner's sharp distinction between "enactive" and "iconic."
On the other, several cognitive psychologists suggested versions of what may be called enactive (or sensorimotor, or perceptual activity)  imagery theories (Hochberg, 1968; Hebb, 1968, 1969; Gibson, 1970,
Farley (1974, 1976) developed a computer simulation inspired by Hochberg's version of enactive theory, and Hampson & Morris
Proposes one of the most fully developed versions of the enactive theory of imagery: an alternative to both pictorial/analog and propositional/descriptional accounts.
However, with those exceptions, in the 1970s and 80s the enactive approach to imagery attracted very little attention.
Clearly these findings support the enactive theory.
More specifically, the enactive theories do not fit comfortably, if at all, into the framework of computational information processing theory that shaped most scientists 'thinking about perception and perceptual experience.
Covers quasi-pictorial, description, and enactive theories, and attempts a theoretical synthesis.
Proposes and defends a "perceptual activity" (enactive) theory of imagery, arguing that is both empirically and conceptually superior to both quasi-pictorial and propositional theories.