mental life

mental life

An obsolete term that formerly encompassed the functional activity related to sensation, reasoning and voluntary action.
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This direction towards an object is commonly regarded as typical of every form of cognition, and sometimes of mental life altogether.
It was too early yet for her fully to recognize or at least admit the change, still more for her to have readjusted that devotedness which was so necessary a part of her mental life that she was almost sure sooner or later to recover it.
All the earliest products of these processes of 'popular' and minstrel composition are everywhere lost long before recorded literature begins, but the processes themselves in their less formal stages continue among uneducated people (whose mental life always remains more or less primitive) even down to the present time.
I always shrank from the sight of a new person, and all the more when it was a person whose mental life was likely to weary my reluctant insight with worldly ignorant trivialities.
The virtual cessation of postal distribution and the collapse of all newspaper enterprise had left an immense and aching gap in the mental life of this time.
The wide-ranging discussion touches on autistic savants, the mental life of worms and plants, the cellular basis of memory and learning, and the human perception of time.
Many contemporary thinkers would argue that the wholly undeniable correlations that obtain between mental life and brain states, insofar as they seem to show that the former depend on the latter, rule out any idealist understanding of their relationship and may be regarded as finally refuting this longstanding position.
According to Gur, the study findings may better explain the extent and intensity of changes in mental life and behavior that occur during the transition from childhood to young adulthood.
Search your present mental life and see if it is healthy.
As a reader and researcher, Darwin recorded copious records of his observations and reading, providing an antecedent for modernist records of mental life.
My mental life was not helped by the fact that I was a sickly kid in a family that generally viewed illness as a stigma.