mental process

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Noun1.mental process - (psychology) the performance of some composite cognitive activitymental process - (psychology) the performance of some composite cognitive activity; an operation that affects mental contents; "the process of thinking"; "the cognitive operation of remembering"
cognition, knowledge, noesis - the psychological result of perception and learning and reasoning
basic cognitive process - cognitive processes involved in obtaining and storing knowledge
higher cognitive process - cognitive processes that presuppose the availability of knowledge and put it to use
psychological science, psychology - the science of mental life
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She was not going through any acute mental process or reasoning with herself, nor was she striving to explain to her satisfaction the motive of her action.
They went wholly by holding the irons close to their cheeks, gauging the heat by some secret mental process that Martin admired but could not understand.
They reminded Francine, by some mental process which she was at a loss to trace, of Sappho the slave, and of her life at St.
This was the obtrusion on my mind of the mental process going forward in first one person, and then another, with whom I happened to be in contact: the vagrant, frivolous ideas and emotions of some uninteresting acquaintance--Mrs.
After our subtlest analysis of the mental process, we must still say, as Dinah did, that our highest thoughts and our best deeds are all given to us.
To feel myself completely at fault here, and to conclude, thereupon, that the incidents of the dinner might especially repay the trouble of investigating them, formed parts of the same mental process, in my case.
At this point I took up the conclusions which I had previously formed, and the same mental process which had discovered the locality of the concealed crime, now lodged the register also in the vestry of Old Welmingham church.
You shall have the net result of the whole mental process.
The ape scratched his head and wondered, dimly, if Tarzan was a safe companion, and then he recalled slowly, and by a laborious mental process, that Tarzan had served him better than any other of the apes, even the strong and wise bulls of the tribe.
Very odd and very curious, the mental process is, in you men of business
Chapters detail the theory and mental process of reading comprehension, how to select texts, the context and basics of instruction, assessment techniques, and planning and teaching in the context of the three frameworks.
Reading is an active mental process, forcing the reader to think and analyse for himself.