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.
To the extent that providing a fingerprint to unlock a cellphone might require a mental process to unlock the phone, the police did not need to rely on that mental process here, Chutich wrote.
Using his spring 2003 Charles Beebe Martin Classical Lectures at Oberlin College as a foundation, Nagy illustrates the mental process of metonymy with examples in many genres and media of art from ancient Greece to the present.
Reading is an active mental process, forcing the reader to think and analyse for himself.
During this mental process the child will be practically training his/her mental skills.
1 : awareness (as of noise or heat) or a mental process (as seeing or smelling) resulting from stimulation of a sense organ <I felt a tingling sensation in my leg.
Greek philosopher Aristotle believed the heart was the centre of the mental process.
My thinking is intact, and my mental process doesn't require rehabilitation.
Mapping gradually becomes an internal mental process, and some students may find they can remember the music without even looking at their maps.
Yet in most of the health-promoting advice that is offered, very little attention is paid to that essential mental process.