Interesting Facts About The Human Mind

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Interesting Facts About The Human Mind
« on: December 05, 2015, 07:39:42 PM »
The mind is typically defined as the organized totality or system of all mental processes or psychic activities of an individual.

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« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2015, 07:40:06 PM »
Many philosophers hold that the brain is a detector of the mind and that the mind is an inner, subjective state of consciousness.

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« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2015, 07:40:25 PM »
Philosophers have used a variety of metaphors to describe the mind, including a blank sheet, a hydraulic device with different forces operating in it, or a television switchboard.h

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« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2015, 07:40:44 PM »
Attempts to understand the mind go back at least to the ancient Greeks. Plato, for example, believed that the mind acquired knowledge through virtue, independently of sense experience. Descartes and Leibniz also believed the mind gained knowledge through thinking and reasoning—or, in other words, rationalism.c

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« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2015, 07:41:01 PM »
In contrast to rationalists, empiricists, such as Aristotle, John Locke, and David Hume, believe that the mind gains knowledge from experience.c

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« Reply #5 on: December 05, 2015, 07:41:21 PM »
Combining both rationalism and empiricism, Kant argued that human knowledge depends on both sense experience and innate capacities of the mind.c

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« Reply #6 on: December 05, 2015, 07:41:39 PM »
Scientists are unsure if other types of animals have a mind or if some man-made machines could ever possess a mind.h

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« Reply #7 on: December 05, 2015, 07:41:55 PM »
Historically, there have been three major schools of thought that describe the relationship of the brain and the mind: 1) dualism, which holds that the mind exists independently from the brain; 2) materialism, which argues that the mind is identical to the physical processes of the brain; and 3) idealism, which posits that only mental phenomena exist.i

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« Reply #8 on: December 05, 2015, 07:42:11 PM »
Scientists propose that the human mind evolved largely through the sexual choices our ancestors made, similar to the way a peacock’s tail evolved through sexual selection.h

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« Reply #9 on: December 05, 2015, 07:42:28 PM »
In one study, a group of experimenters were given unlabeled samples of both Pepsi and Coke. Not a single tester could tell the difference between the two. The test was repeated with the correct labels attached. Three out of the four testers chose Coke. In fact, the Coke label activated parts of the brain associated with the mind (memory, self-image, and culture) that the Pepsi label didn’t.i

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« Reply #10 on: December 05, 2015, 07:42:47 PM »
Most scientists argue that there is no evidence that playing classical music to babies increases the power of their mind. However, children who learn to play a musical instrument can develop their mental skills further than those who don’t learn a musical instrument.i

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« Reply #11 on: December 05, 2015, 07:43:07 PM »
Early-life stress negatively affects the mind. Abuse, neglect, and harsh or inconsistent discipline in early life increases the risk of depression and anxiety as well as obesity, diabetes, hypertension, and heart disease.i

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« Reply #12 on: December 05, 2015, 07:43:23 PM »
The term “mind” is from the Old English gemynd, or “memory,” and the Proto-Indo-European verbal root *men-, meaning “to think, remember.” The use of “mind” to refer to all mental faculties, thought, feelings, memory, and volition developed gradually over the 14th and 15th centuries.i

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« Reply #13 on: December 05, 2015, 07:43:42 PM »
The NSF estimates that a human brain produces as many as 12,000 to 50,000 thoughts per day, depending on how deep a thinker a person is. Most of the so-called random daily thoughts are about our social environment and ourselves.j

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« Reply #14 on: December 05, 2015, 07:43:59 PM »
Buddha described the mind as being filled with drunken monkeys who jumped, screeched, and chatted endlessly. Fear, according to Buddha, was an especially loud monkey. Buddha taught meditation as a way to tame the “drunken monkeys” in the mind.e