Mental models


A mental model[3] is an explanation in someone’s thought process for how something works in the real world. Mental models[1] have been studied by cognitive scientists as part of efforts to understand how humans know, perceive, make decisions, and construct[2] behavior in a variety of environments.

Terms definitions
1. Mental models. A mental model is an explanation in someone’s thought process for how something works in the real world. Mental models have been studied by cognitive scientists as part of efforts to understand how humans know, perceive, make decisions, and construct behavior in a variety of environments. « Back to Glossary Index
2. construct. Create an outcome or idea. « Back to Glossary Index
3. model. A model is a physical representation of a technological solution (sometimes scaled) that enables a solution’s feasibility to be tested/predicted. « Back to Glossary Index