Visualizations create similar cognitive reactions as real events.

Visualizations signal that the metabolic systems should react in nearly the same way that actual experiences would.rR1 This is useful for thinking liminally. Visualizing goals is widely believed to benefit one as well. Useful in reducing anxiety.

  1. David Rock, Your Brain at Work: Strategies for Overcoming Distraction, Regaining Focus, and Working Smarter All Day Long, 1st ed (New York: Harper Business, 2009). (See notes.)