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Pictures and words are everywhere. We watch television; read newspapers and books; talk on the phone; send emails and post pictures and written comments on Facebook. Pictures and words are also in our minds. We can picture an upcoming vacation in our “mind’s eye,” or use our “mind’s mouth” to make a list of things we need to pack. How does visual versus verbal thinking affect our beliefs, expectations, judgments and behavior?  My research aims to understand the nature and distinctive influences of visual and verbal thought.