What is mind?

  • (noun): Knowledge and intellectual ability.
    Example: "He reads to improve his mind"
    Synonyms: intellect
    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 Extended Mind is a book in the field of philosophy of mind edited by Richard Menary ...
Mind - Other Perspectives - Memetics
... of behaviour (etc.) which is "hosted" in one or more individual minds, and which can reproduce itself from mind to mind ... in which case it could be considered a "virus of the mind" ...
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 environment by promoting the view of active externalism ... 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 ...
Mind Games
... Mind Games is John Lennon's fourth post-Beatles album, and was recorded and released in 1973 ... album, the politically topical and somewhat abrasive Some Time in New York City, Mind Games was poorly received by music critics ...
Dance Therapy - Principles
... The theory 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 non-verbally, for example ...

More definitions of "mind":

  • (verb): Be in charge of or deal with.
    Synonyms: take care
  • (verb): Pay close attention to; give heed to.
    Synonyms: heed, listen
  • (noun): Attention.
    Example: "Don't pay him any mind"
  • (verb): Be concerned with or about something or somebody.
  • (verb): Be offended or bothered by; take offense with, be bothered by.
    Example: "I don't mind your behavior"
  • (noun): Recall or remembrance.
    Example: "It came to mind"
  • (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
  • (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
  • (verb): Be on one's guard; be cautious or wary about; be alert to.
    Synonyms: beware

Famous quotes containing the word mind:

    The words themselves are clean, so are the things to which they apply. But the mind drags in a filthy association, calls up some repulsive emotion. Well, then, cleanse the mind, that is the real job. It is the mind which is the Augean stables, not language.
    —D.H. (David Herbert)

    We do not content ourselves with the life we have in ourselves and in our being; we desire to live an imaginary life in the mind of others, and for this purpose we endeavor to shine. We labor unceasingly to adorn and preserve this imaginary existence and neglect the real.
    Blaise Pascal (1623–1662)

    The soul is a very perfect judge of her own motions, if your mind doesn’t dictate to her.
    —D.H. (David Herbert)