Jan 082014
 

Question by The Godfather: What’s the different between mind, consciousness, awareness, cognition?
When philosophers and scientist talk about mental stuff, what’s the difference between mind, consciousness, awareness, and cognition?

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Answer by love dolly
awareness” is also used to describe the kind of “knowing” that comes from the use of the thinking mind when trying to solve problems or figure out what’s going on…such as “I am now aware that when I say these words in this way, many people in this group may be offended by how I have expressed myself.” In that sense, “awareness” is “coming to an understanding” of something that isn’t stated outright, OR that you cannot understand because of the limits of your perceptual abilities, due to your prejudices, blind spots, lack of knowledge and information, the miscommunication of others, etc. But it’s directly related to the world of the 5 senses and is a product of our mental processes…thinking.

•Mind is the aspect of intellect and consciousness experienced as combinations of thought, perception, memory, emotion, will, and imagination, including all unconscious cognitive processes.

Conscious: a quality of the mental life of the ego. The ego uses consciousness to manage reality, which includes allowing pleasurable id gratifications that don’t collide with everyday demands or provoke the “thou shalt not”s of the superego.
Counter-transference: the therapist’s transference projections–in other words, enactment of old conflicts from the family of origin–onto the patient. Example: when “Anna O” (Bertha Pappenheim) fell in love with Freud’s partner Josef Breuer, he fled because the situation aroused intolerable emotions in him. (For an example of Freud’s countertransference, see his Dora paper.) The meaning of countertransference has broadened since Freud’s time to include all the therapist’s reactions toward the patient.

cognitive- a term that describes the process people use for remembering, reasoning, understanding, and using judgment

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  One Response to “What’s the different between mind, consciousness, awareness, cognition?”

  1. Cognition- is the scientific term for mental processes. These processes include attention, remembering, producing and understanding language, solving problems, and making decisions.

    Awareness- is the state or ability to perceive, to feel, or to be conscious of events, objects or sensory patterns. In this level of consciousness, sense data can be confirmed by an observer without necessarily implying understanding

    Consciousness- is a term that has been used to refer to a variety of aspects of the relationship between the mind and the world with which it interacts.[1] It has been defined, at one time or another, as: subjective experience; awareness; the ability to experience feelings; wakefulness; having a sense of self-hood; or as the executive control system of the mind

    mind -Most agree that minds are constituted by conscious experience and intelligent thought. Common attributes of mind include perception, reason, imagination, memory, emotion, attention, and a capacity for communication. A rich set of unconscious processes are also included in many modern characterizations of mind.

    So the mind is your personality and how you think. which controls your conscious( your personality /who you are). your cognition is just the way you process information . Leaving awareness which is just your way of perceiving the outside world.

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