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Welcome to the Mind section of Touching Hearts Touching Minds. This is the section where we cover all things mind and things that may help you to improve your own.
But first, what do we mean when we say “mind”?
Mind Definition Psychology
In psychology, mind is defined as your complete conscious and unconscious mental processes.
In this respect, your mind does not refer to your brain, but to the primary domain of your overall psychology and behavior.
When psychologists think of your mind, they’re referring to the part of you that holds your faculties for all:
And essentially all of the mental properties of what makes you, you. The mind is your collection of thoughts, feelings, self-awareness, mental states and more.
It is not a physical material, your mind is more of a concept than a measurable object, with it’s true definition being regularly debated by philosophers centuries.
Mind vs Brain
Your mind is compilation of mental processes, thought and consciousness. It is meta-physical, and not something you can touch. Your brain however is physical, it is made up of biological matter, it is the physical source of your mind but many would argue that your brain is not your mind.
One of the more popular ways this is explained is via the visualization that the brain is to mind they way that hardware is to software in computers. This content that you’re reading right now is not something physical that you can touch and interact with – it’s a product of code and data.
You can’t reach into the server that it’s stored on and physically extract it and read it. The same goes with the products of your mind (e.g. thoughts). They can’t be accessed in any physical way. Thoughts need a functioning mind to deliver them to you.
Although there are some flaws in this analogy if you were to get incredibly technical, but on the surface it can give you a basic understanding that the mind is metaphysical, and the brain is physical.
Touching Hearts Touching Minds has a passion for improving how the mind functions and how you can help make yours work to its true potential.
One of the main ways our team works to achieve this is by thorough independent research into natural nootropics.
Natural nootropics are supplements which have claims to help promote brainpower and general mind-related processes such as memory, thinking, verbal fluency, cognition and other areas which gives you a more effective mental edge.
Our best articles for this section are listed at the top of this page.
We’re always looking to help anyone who is interested in our Mind section. If you’re interested in learning more about nootropics or are looking for a specific one that you would like us to review let us know!
If we like what we see, we’ll happily do the research and put our findings up on the site. You can get in touch by reaching out to us on the contact form.