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mind

1. the human faculty to which are ascribed thought, feeling, etc.; often regarded as an immaterial part of a person
2. intelligence or the intellect, esp as opposed to feelings or wishes
3. (in Cartesian philosophy) one of two basic modes of existence, the other being matter

mind

the mental faculties, mental experience of the human individual, involving self-consciousness, ‘free will’, thinking processes and unconscious processes. It is a hypothetical, and sometimes metaphysical, construct, which expresses a holistic capacity based on the neurophysiological processes of the brain, yet additively becoming more than these, i.e. an emergent property. Philosophically, there are disagreements about the way to express these properties. Major disputes have existed on the mind-body relation, on whether or not mind and body are to be conceptualized as separate ‘immaterial’ and ‘material’ realms (See DUALISM. MATERIALISM). Related debates (in PSYCHOLOGY) surround the doctrine of BEHAVIOURISM, that scientific psychology can proceed only by analysis of overt behaviour, not mental events. It should be noted, however, that doctrines such as philosophical materialism, which reject a dualism of mind and body, are not necessarily committed to a denial of ‘emergent properties’ of mind for many explanatory purposes. See also STRATIFICATIONAL MODEL OF SOCIAL ACTION AND CONSCIOUSNESS.

mind

[mīnd]
(psychology)
The sum total of the neural processes which receive, code, and interpret sensations, recall and correlate stored information, and act on it.
The state of consciousness.
The understanding, reasoning, and intellectual faculties and processes considered as a whole.
The psyche, or the conscious, subconscious, and unconscious considered together.
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WJEC will then make available to the school scanned copies of the chosen pupils' scripts free of charge - the service normally carries a cost - in an attempt to put minds at ease.
WJEC will then make available to the school scanned copies of selected pupils' scripts free of charge - the service normally carries a cost - in an attempt to put minds at ease.
And the ever growing scandal over NSA surveillance does not help put minds at rest over the TTIP.
Ceredigion County Council's Welfare Reform Housing Officer is now holding advice clinics and surgeries throughout the county during the next few days and weeks to help and explain how these changes will affect lives, and what to do , in order to try and put minds at rest, and plan for these changes , as they come into force.
I REALLY did appreciate BC Webster's concerns (letter Aug 11), but to put minds at rest - as aircraft freight bays are at the same pressure altitude as the passenger cabin, max of 8,000 ft, which is equivalent to a drop in pressure from take-off of approx' 0.
The director-general of the new Government Equalities Office sought to put minds at rest when he told a conference in Birmingham yesterday that rumours that Whitehall guidance interpreting the forthcoming Equality Bill would run to more than 5,000 pages were untrue.
I hope to put minds at ease--generation Y does care