Imagining the mind

Images and words used to describe the mind are also indicative of how we conceptualize the mind, its functions and purpose, and our relationship to it. They embody the connotative meanings we find in the world, rather than denotative meanings we find in a dictionary. Each visual and verbal representation offers a unique perspective of our collective ideas about the mind and its physical equivalents, metaphorical opposites, and philosophical inspirations. As in many cases of perception, how we describe the mind probably says just as much — if not more — about us than it does about the real nature of the mind.

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imagining the mind

Results from Google image search results for “mind”