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|Noun||1.||cognitive state - the state of a person's cognitive processes|
interestedness - the state of being interested
amnesia, memory loss, blackout - partial or total loss of memory; "he has a total blackout for events of the evening"
paramnesia - (psychiatry) a disorder of memory in which dreams or fantasies are confused with reality
readiness, set - (psychology) being temporarily ready to respond in a particular way; "the subjects' set led them to solve problems the familiar way and to overlook the simpler solution"; "his instructions deliberately gave them the wrong set"
ivory tower - a state of mind that is discussed as if it were a place; "he lived in the ivory tower of speculation"; "they viewed universities as ivory towers"
consciousness - an alert cognitive state in which you are aware of yourself and your situation; "he lost consciousness"
unconsciousness - a state lacking normal awareness of the self or environment
subconsciousness - a state of mind not immediately available to consciousness
confusedness, disarray, mental confusion, muddiness, confusion - a mental state characterized by a lack of clear and orderly thought and behavior; "a confusion of impressions"
certainty - the state of being certain; "his certainty reassured the others"
doubt, doubtfulness, dubiety, dubiousness, incertitude, uncertainty - the state of being unsure of something
morbidness, morbidity - an abnormally gloomy or unhealthy state of mind; "his fear of being alone verges on morbidity"
preoccupancy, preoccupation, engrossment, absorption - the mental state of being preoccupied by something
inwardness - preoccupation especially with one's attitudes and ethical or ideological values; "the sensitiveness of James's characters, their seeming inwardness"; "inwardness is what an Englishman quite simply has, painlessly, as a birthright"
outwardness - concern with outward things or material objects as opposed to the mind and spirit; "what is the origin of the outwardness of our sensations of sound, smell, or taste"; "an abstract conception with feelings of reality and spatial outwardness attached to it"