mental process


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n mental process (psychology) the performance of some composite cognitive activity; an operation that affects mental contents "the process of thinking","the cognitive operation of remembering"
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  • Edward M. Forster
    “Faith, to my mind, is a stiffening process, a sort of mental starch, which ought to be applied as sparingly as possible.”


In literature:

There is a mental analogy to all physical processes.
"The Beth Book" by Sarah Grand
They transcend any possible activities of our regular mental processes, and they are in some ways independent of them.
"The Higher Powers of Mind and Spirit" by Ralph Waldo Trine
His mind refused to tell him what he ought to do; but his arms did not wait upon his paralyzed mental processes.
"The Ranch at the Wolverine" by B. M. Bower
Imitation is a process of very great importance for the development of mental life in both men and animals.
"Introduction to the Science of Sociology" by Robert E. Park
His mental processes were profound, and his vision was far-reaching.
"All About Coffee" by William H. Ukers
And his reply came in a tone that voiced the mental process he had passed through.
"The Night Riders" by Ridgwell Cullum
What was the mental or moral process that had led him to his conclusions?
"A Forest Hearth: A Romance of Indiana in the Thirties" by Charles Major
He never quite knew when that decision became final, nor what the mental process was which brought it about.
"Once to Every Man" by Larry Evans
Did your brain ever give a queer little twist, and suddenly you were conscious that the present mental process had taken place before.
"In Times Like These" by Nellie L. McClung
By some process of mental communication they agreed to say nothing about Uncle Peter's ghost.
"Highacres" by Jane Abbott
Physical and mental processes aided by analogy this gloomy deduction.
"The Religious Sentiment" by Daniel G. Brinton
There in the mental world, functioning through the vehicle of mental matter, a very important process goes on.
"Elementary Theosophy" by L. W. Rogers
Simply because the act would involve a mental process beyond him.
"Ways of Nature" by John Burroughs
He was not, however, one of our leading religionists, but his moral code was solid and reliable, like his mental processes.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 15, No. 90, April, 1865" by Various
The mental process which Logic deals with, viz.
"Analysis of Mr. Mill's System of Logic" by William Stebbing
She had no deliberate mental process.
"Coquette" by Frank Swinnerton
No matter how simple the process in which an operative may be engaged, some cultivation of his mental powers is needed.
"In the School-Room" by John S. Hart
His mental processes are slow and lumbering compared with theirs.
"Anne" by Constance Fenimore Woolson
In so far as one of the two boys correctly gaged the elaborateness of the other's mental process he was winner.
"Young Wallingford" by George Randolph Chester
Some minds move in straight lines, others in curves, but Sally's mental processes were all in the nature of tangents.
"Clover and Blue Grass" by Eliza Calvert Hall

In poetry:

The Celt in all his variants from Builth to Ballyhoo,
His mental processes are plain—one knows what he will do,
And can logically predicate his finish by his start;
But the English—ah, the English!—they are quite a race apart.
"The Puzzler" by Rudyard Kipling

In news:

But the throwaway version of chopsticks is a less romantic yet marvelous invention, allowing you to eat your moo shu on the go and, according to Japanese lore, improve your mental faculties in the process.
Due process requires a trial court to conduct an "independent inquiry" into the defendant's competence when specific factual allegations are made that, if true, would be substantial evidence of mental impairment.
Washington coach Steve Sarkisian said last week would be a healing process for his wounded Washington Huskies, who had taken their mental and physical lumps following a thumping at LSU in Week 2.
Evolutionary psychology is the attempt to understand our mental faculties in light of the evolutionary processes that shaped them.
The estate of a 40-year-old patient killed at a state psychiatric hospital sued the man accused of the killing and has started the process to sue the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.
New information about how the brain processes social status is outlined in a study by researchers at the US National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH).
Of 96 community-dwelling adults aged 60 to 92 years, those with uric-acid levels at the high end of the normal range had the lowest scores on tests of mental processing speed, verbal memory and working memory.
The argument is that Myriad 's analysis, as defined, is merely a mental process.
Recovery from Mental Disorders and Substance Use Disorders is a process of change through which individuals improve their health and wellness, live a self-directed life, and strive to reach their full potential.
PLANS FOR A MUCH-NEEDED crisis center for mentally ill adults may finally be set in concrete after years of promises, public process, and funding-related setbacks.
While many Americans are familiar with the process of finding a medical doctor that suits their needs, not everyone is comfortable and confident in doing the same when it comes to their mental health practitioner .
Schizophrenia ( or ) is a mental disorder characterized by a breakdown of thought processes and by poor emotional responsiveness.
Explore how a change in mentality, practice, and process can ease the transition into simulated -process-color screen printing on garments.

In science:

Mental transformations and visual comparison processes.
Combining Research Methods and Results from Psychology and Physics in the Investigation of Quantum Mechanics
But it is the high-level processing, which is more closely linked to our active mentally controlled conscious thinking, that is of prime interest here.
Quantum theory and the role of mind in nature
This is what would be expected if incentives lead to effort that produces increased rapidity of the events, each of which injects into the physical process, via quantum selection and reduction, bits of control information that reflect mental evaluation.
Quantum theory and the role of mind in nature
Remembering can simply be the process of recruiting that same group of neurons we used during perception to help us form a mental image during recollection.
Music in Terms of Science
As a matter of fact, super-deterministic models, which postulate that all phenomena in the universe, including our own mental processes, are fully pre-programmed, are by definition impossible to rule out.
Full randomness from arbitrarily deterministic events
We discuss a generalization of POVM which is used in quantum-like modeling of mental processing.
Observables Generalizing Positive Operator Valued Measures
The result is a rich set of items that shift the focus of instruction from pure problem-solving tasks to activities that promote beneficial mental processes.
ASK-IT/A2L: Assessing student knowlede with instructional technology
A respected colleague who eventually succumbed to Alzheimers disease remarked during the process that the first warning he had received was a fairly sudden decline in facility at mental arithmatic, so the once-a-week check is not entirely silly.
Astrophysics in 2006
Dynamic Processes of Conceptual Change: Analysis of Constructing Mental Models of Chemical Equilibrium.
The Case for Dynamic Models of Learners' Ontologies in Physics
Historically, the notion of selective probabilistic causality was introduced in psychology by Sternberg (1969), in the context of the reconstruction of “stages” of mental processing.
Selectivity in Probabilistic Causality: Drawing Arrows from Inputs to Stochastic Outputs
Additive factors and stages of mental processes in task networks.
Selectivity in Probabilistic Causality: Drawing Arrows from Inputs to Stochastic Outputs
Journal of Mathematical Psychology, 54, 405 –414 Schweickert, R., & Townsend, J. T. (1989). A trichotomy: Interactions of factors prolonging sequential and concurrent mental processes in stochastic discrete mental (PERT) networks.
Selectivity in Probabilistic Causality: Drawing Arrows from Inputs to Stochastic Outputs
Uncovering mental processes with factorial experiments.
Selectivity in Probabilistic Causality: Drawing Arrows from Inputs to Stochastic Outputs
The English logician and mathematician Alan Turing, in an attempt to develop a working definition of intelligence free of the difficulties and philosophical pitfalls of defining exactly what constitutes the mental process of intelligent reasoning, devised a test, instead, of intelligent behavior.
Lessons from a Restricted Turing Test
If a correspondence theory of language is assumed then radical interpretation is a process by which mental representations of the world become more accurate.
Does Meaning Evolve?