Nature of Thought

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Nature of Thought
Mathew T. Quick
PHL251, July 22 2012
Laura Provencher
University of Phoenix
Nature of Thought
In our lives, there is not a moment that goes by that our brains are not processing something. Weather it be something we see, feel, or hear, our brains process it through our thoughts. Thinking is the one thing that we are sure we will always do. Anything we do in life there is a thought that goes along with it. Even though some people claim that they can go through life and have a thoughtless act, there is always some thought to it. Thinking, in itself, is one thing in this world that has never been fully figured out or understood. This quote says it all, “We know more of the basic principals of the universe, of the atom, and of our bodies then we do our brains” (Kirby & Goodpaster, 2007). This is one thing that is still undefined. We can relate it to things such as action and communication as each action and form of communication all begin with thought, but actual thinking, that is still a mystery. Memories are what make our lives interesting. When we remember a moment in time, good or bad, it sends our brains on a trip regaling the times we have had with friends and family. It sends a shiver through your body or it can make you smile like never before. According to "Dictionary.com" (2012), memory is defined as “the mental capacity or faculty of retaining and reviving facts, events, impressions, etc., or of recalling or recognizing previous experiences”. We think about thing of the past and all of these thoughts complied together become our memories. Our medium in thinking is the language in which we portray our thoughts to others. “Although we may think in other ways besides language, such as with images or feelings, language plays a central role in our thinking” (Kirby & Goodpaster, 2007). Language is the universal tool we as humans have to convey thoughts to each other. Look at this world, on huge conglomeration of...
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