What is mind?

  • (verb): Keep in mind.
    Synonyms: bear in mind
    See also — Additional definitions below


A mind ( /ˈmaɪnd/) is the complex of cognitive faculties that enables consciousness, thinking, reasoning, perception, and judgement—a characteristic of human beings, but which also may apply to other life forms.

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The Extended Mind - The EMT
... The "extended mind thesis" (EMT) refers to an emerging concept that addresses the question as to the division point between the mind and the ... some objects in the external environment are utilized by the mind in such a way that the objects can be seen as extensions of the mind itself ... Specifically, the mind is seen to encompass every level of the cognitive process, which will often include the use of environmental aids ...
Dance Therapy - Principles
... of DMT is based upon the idea that “the body and mind are inseparable” ... These are Body and mind interact, so that a change in movement will affect total functioning Movement reflects personality The therapeutic relationship is mediated at least to some extent ...
The Extended Mind
... The Extended Mind is a book in the field of philosophy of mind edited by Richard Menary ...
Mind - Other Perspectives - Memetics
... pattern of behaviour (etc.) which is "hosted" in one or more individual minds, and which can reproduce itself from mind to mind ... or may be "selfish", in which case it could be considered a "virus of the mind" ...
Mind Games
... Mind Games is John Lennon's fourth post-Beatles album, and was recorded and released in 1973 ... his previous album, the politically topical and somewhat abrasive Some Time in New York City, Mind Games was poorly received by music critics ...

More definitions of "mind":

  • (verb): Be concerned with or about something or somebody.
  • (verb): Be on one's guard; be cautious or wary about; be alert to.
    Synonyms: beware
  • (noun): Knowledge and intellectual ability.
    Example: "He reads to improve his mind"
    Synonyms: intellect
  • (noun): That which is responsible for one's thoughts and feelings; the seat of the faculty of reason.
    Example: "His mind wandered"
    Synonyms: head, brain, psyche, nous
  • (noun): An opinion formed by judging something.
    Example: "She changed her mind"
    Synonyms: judgment, judgement
  • (noun): Your intention; what you intend to do.
    Example: "He had in mind to see his old teacher"
    Synonyms: idea
  • (verb): Be in charge of or deal with.
    Synonyms: take care
  • (noun): Recall or remembrance.
    Example: "It came to mind"
  • (verb): Be offended or bothered by; take offense with, be bothered by.
    Example: "I don't mind your behavior"
  • (verb): Pay close attention to; give heed to.
    Synonyms: heed, listen
  • (noun): Attention.
    Example: "Don't pay him any mind"

Famous quotes containing the word mind:

    Since she whom I loved hath paid her last debt
    To Nature, and to hers, and my good is dead,
    And her soul early into heaven ravished,
    Wholly on heavenly things my mind is set.
    John Donne (1572–1631)

    It is not possible either to trick or escape the mind of Zeus.
    Hesiod (c. 8th century B.C.)

    The bourgeois treasures nothing more highly than the self.... And so at the cost of intensity he achieves his own preservation and security. His harvest is a quiet mind which he prefers to being possessed by God, as he prefers comfort to pleasure, convenience to liberty, and a pleasant temperature to that deathly inner consuming fire.
    Hermann Hesse (1877–1962)