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The process by which the brain creates a model of internal and external experience.

Cognitive neuroscience

An interdisciplinary field involving cognitive psychology, neurology, biology, computer science, linguistics, and specialists from other fields that are interested in the connection between mental processes and the brain.

non conscious processes

An brain process that does not involve conscious processing, including both preconscious memories and unconscious processes.

Preconscious memories

INformation that is not currently in consciousness byt can be recalled to consciousness voluntary or after something calls attention to them.


In classic Freudian theory, a part of the mind that houses memories, desires, and feelings that would be threatening if brought to consciousness. Many modern cognitive psychologists view the unconscious in less sinister terms, merely as a collection of mental processes that operate outside of awareness- but not typically suppression information or working at odds with consciousness.

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