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The transformation of experience serves as a mental mechanism that leads to the formation of a mental trace.
(9.) This can be viewed as an extension of the parallelism, originally introduced by Freud and maintained by Derrida, between repression as a mental mechanism and repression in a historical sense as "something past, vanished, and overcome in the life of the people" (Moses and Monotheistic Religion 170).
The normality of such mental mechanism depends on its brief duration, since to 'live in the past' is unhealthy.
In all cultures, he asserts, people accept animistic assumptions on authority or as a matter of faith rather than constructing them out of "common-sense knowledge." In Atran's view, scientists need to identify the mental mechanism that allows individuals who accept animistic beliefs to override a universal tendency to categorize plants and animals in highly structured ways (SN: 11/16/96, p.
One possible explanation is that the eyes unconsciously trigger a basic mental mechanism humans have evolved to be very sensitive to their impression on other people, so they maintain their own reputation.
Whatever the case, a specific mental mechanism keeps tabs on social contracts and stays alert for cheats, Cosmides contends.
"My working theory is that humans are innately endowed with a mental mechanism devoted to quantifying discrete entities, and this mechanism is already operating unconsciously in infants," asserts psychologist Karen Wynn of the University of Arizona in Tucson.
That would be okay if humans had developed mental mechanisms to discount the past when it no longer tells us something relevant to the present.
Drawing on my forthcoming book, Brain-Mind, these 12 features operate in human minds by virtue of eight mental mechanisms that include imagery, concepts, rules, analogy, emotions, actions based on intentions, language, and consciousness.
This is because it requires a "new way of thinking about your climax" and depends heavily on your sexual awareness, knowledge of your body and erogenous zones and the physical and mental mechanisms that trigger pleasure.
The classification of systematic dissimilarities in IGD cognitive profiles is a point of departure for grasping the internal mental mechanisms of gaming disorders.
In his ground-breaking new book, Mischel draws on decades of compelling research and life examples to explore the nature of willpower, identifying the cognitive skills and mental mechanisms that enable it and showing how these can be applied to challenges in everyday life -- from weight control to quitting smoking, overcoming heartbreak, making major decisions and planning for retirement.