cerebration


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cer·e·brate

 (sĕr′ə-brāt′)
intr.v. cer·e·brat·ed, cer·e·brat·ing, cer·e·brates
To use the power of reason; think. See Synonyms at think.

[Back-formation from cerebration, act of thinking, from Latin cerebrum, brain; see cerebrum.]

cer′e·bra′tion n.

cerebration

(ˌsɛrɪˈbreɪʃən)
n
(Psychology) the act of thinking; consideration; thought
[C19: from Latin cerebrum brain]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cerebration - the process of using your mind to consider something carefullycerebration - the process of using your mind to consider something carefully; "thinking always made him frown"; "she paused for thought"
higher cognitive process - cognitive processes that presuppose the availability of knowledge and put it to use
free association - a thought process in which ideas (words or images) suggest other ideas in a sequence
mental synthesis, construction - the creation of a construct; the process of combining ideas into a congruous object of thought
abstract thought, logical thinking, reasoning - thinking that is coherent and logical
line of thought - a particular way of thinking that is characteristic of some individual or group
train of thought, thread - the connections that link the various parts of an event or argument together; "I couldn't follow his train of thought"; "he lost the thread of his argument"
mysticism - obscure or irrational thought
ideation - the process of forming and relating ideas
consideration - the process of giving careful thought to something
excogitation - thinking something out with care in order to achieve complete understanding of it
explanation - thought that makes something comprehensible
planning, preparation, provision - the cognitive process of thinking about what you will do in the event of something happening; "his planning for retirement was hindered by several uncertainties"
problem solving - the thought processes involved in solving a problem
convergent thinking - thinking that brings together information focussed on solving a problem (especially solving problems that have a single correct solution)
divergent thinking, out-of-the-box thinking - thinking that moves away in diverging directions so as to involve a variety of aspects and which sometimes lead to novel ideas and solutions; associated with creativity

cerebration

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cerebration

[ˌserɪˈbreɪʃən] N (frm) → meditación f, actividad f mental

cerebration

n (usu hum)Reflexion f
References in classic literature ?
I followed him out with my eyes; and as I did so, by some odd trick of unconscious cerebration, there came surging into my head the phrase, "The Moreau Hollows"--was it?
"Then it was a case of what you Doctors call 'unconscious cerebration'?"
The probability is that she never gave the matter a thought, but took the line in question as an effect of saturation with the "Iliad," and of unconscious cerebration. The "Odyssey" contains many such examples.
I do not think the authoress thought all this out, but attribute the strangeness of the coincidence to unconscious cerebration and saturation.
It will be a whole idea soon, and then, oh, unconscious cerebration, you will have to give the wall to your conscious brother.
That question was in my heart; for what had now come to pass was that in the unconscious cerebration of sleep I had swung back to a passionate appreciation of Miss Bordereau's papers.
Nirmal Ram is Principal Consultant of Cerebration Consultants, Bengaluru, India.
In Indian mystic cerebration, Tagore proffers "a system in which the theism of the Bhagavad Gita, the metaphysics of the Vedas, the Upanishads, the mysticism of the Bauls and the philosophical principles of Sufism exist in synthesis" (Samantaray 2013:41).
(31.) Textualism, Judge Easterbrook explains, is the "tool of the judicial branch" not because the "feats of scholarship and cerebration" it demands are easy, but because those efforts enforce the social contract between the governed and their governors in a way that protects the "exceptionally valuable" "stability in [the] political system." Frank H.
Whereas most other species function instinctively to seek sustenance, shelter, self-defense, and sexual reproduction, humans have the intellectual capacity to perform each of those functions and also reflect upon them--humans are a species of introspection, prospection, and sophisticated cerebration. Much literature throughout history has explored how these advanced mental characteristics allow humans to contemplate the core negatives or concerns of existence (e.g., death, freedom, isolation, and meaninglessness; Yalom, 1980), but we wondered whether the same principles may apply to positive aspects of existence.
Cutting-edge e-learning experiences constitute genuine proposals to teaching and education in regard to collaboratively shaping meaning (Pera, 2015) via critical cerebration and debate.
Instruction should vigorously sustain critical cerebration and dialogue (Mihaila, 2016a, b) with the objective to shape purposeful knowledge, as it is a social undertaking contingent on constructing a sense of determination and inclusion.