mental process

DEFINITIONS OF: mental process

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n (psychology) the performance of some composite cognitive activity; an operation that affects mental contents

Synonyms:
cognitive operation, cognitive process, operation, process
Types:
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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
attending, attention
the process whereby a person concentrates on some features of the environment to the (relative) exclusion of others
inattention
lack of attention
intuition
instinctive knowing (without the use of rational processes)
perception
the process of perceiving
apperception
the process whereby perceived qualities of an object are related to past experience
believing
the cognitive process that leads to convictions
categorisation, categorization, classification, sorting
the basic cognitive process of arranging into classes or categories
discrimination, secernment
the cognitive process whereby two or more stimuli are distinguished
acquisition, learning
the cognitive process of acquiring skill or knowledge
memory, remembering
the cognitive processes whereby past experience is remembered
representational process
any basic cognitive process in which some entity comes to stand for or represent something else
search
the examination of alternative hypotheses
cerebration, intellection, mentation, thinking, thought, thought process
the process of using your mind to consider something carefully
suggestion
the sequential mental process in which one thought leads to another by association
deciding, decision making
the cognitive process of reaching a decision
knowing
a clear and certain mental apprehension
language, linguistic process
the cognitive processes involved in producing and understanding linguistic communication
Type of:
cognition, knowledge, noesis
the psychological result of perception and learning and reasoning
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