mental process

Definitions of mental process
  1. noun
    (psychology) the performance of some composite cognitive activity; an operation that affects mental contents
    synonyms: cognitive operation, cognitive process, operation, process
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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
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    cognition, knowledge, noesis
    the psychological result of perception and learning and reasoning
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