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Nature of Thought

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Nature of Thought

Thinking is a very complex process of the brain. Many factors contribute to thinking. Thinking can include reasoning, remembering experiences, and making rational decisions. Thinking involves an individual's subjective consciousness. Thinking includes use of cognition, sentience, consciousness, and imagination. Sense can lead to thinking which can lead to thoughts which can allow a person to express their needs, attachments, objectives, plans, commitments, and desires. Humans think it includes many steps. "I observe and I plan and I think and I strategize" (Kirby & Goodpaster, 2007).

The sensing process is the ability to sense something based on one or all of your 5 senses. "There is nothing in the mind unless it is first in the senses" (Kirby & Goodpaster, 2007). Our most important senses for thinking is seeing and hearing. Based on our reading our senses do not operate effectively when we are sick, drowsy, or tired. Senses are the reason we have thoughts.

Memory is the processes by which information is encoded, stored, and retrieved and subsequently recall information and past experiences. Memory gives us the capability to learn and adapt from previous experiences as well as to build relationships. It is the ability to remember past experiences, and the process of recalling previously learned facts, experiences, impressions, skills and habits. It is the store of things learned and retained from our activity or experience, as evidenced by modification of structure or behavior, or by recall and recognition.

Describe the medium-In our reading thinking: An interdisciplinary approach to critical thinking. Medium of language includes many parts. This chapter talks about how you can enable and limit your thinking. How society influences our language, the metaphorical power of language, Limitations of language and the power of English. The medium of language includes many factors of the English language. Language is the interpretative medium for the input, the remembering, sorting, creating, judging and deciding, comprehension and independence. Words have different meanings based on the different contexts in which they are used.

Identify and instance in your life in which you perception of the real situation was far from the actual facts.

My birthday was coming up next week and I told my wife that I wanted to get everyone together to hang out and have a party at our house. I started planning what I wanted to do, what we were going to eat, drink and what activates we were going to do. I started to get excited it was my 30th birthday. I had talked with my wife and started making a list of who I wanted to come. I ended up with about 30 people on my list. Still very excited I started calling people to let them know about the party and to see if they could come. I started down the list

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