Wed February 08, 2012 By: Arudhra Ravindran

What part of the brain is referred to as the mind?

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Thu February 09, 2012
During earlier days, the mind was thought to be separate from the brain. However, after early scientists conducted experiments it was determined that the mind was a component of a functioning brain that expressed certain behaviours based on the external environment and the development of the organism.
The totality of the conscious and unconscious functionality of the brain and central nervous system is called the mind. The mind is not a physical entity. The mind is the awareness of consciousness and the manifestations of thought, perception, emotion, determination, memory, and imagination that takes place within the brain. The mind is a storehouse of information. Some of this information is learned and some of it is carried as part of our genetic constitution. Our senses provide input that is analyzed, interpreted, and stored in our mind.
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