Nature of Thinking

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Thinking is an integral part of everyday life. It is a process that people tend to overlook, thinking without even knowing we are thinking. Thinking at its root is to simply have a conscious mind, to be able to reason, to remember experiences and make rational decisions. (http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/thinking) In this essay we will talk a bit more in-depth about thinking and how it pertains to my nature of thought.
When examining the thought process further a rather interesting concept appears. Thinking is the intellectually disciplined process of actively and skillfully conceptualizing, applying, analyzing, synthesizing and/or evaluating information gathered from, or generated by, observation, experience, reflection, reasoning or communication, as a guide to belief and action. In its exemplary form, it is based on universal intellectual values that transcend subject matter divisions: clarity accuracy, precision, consistency, relevance, sound evidence, good reasons, depth, breadth and fairness. (http://www.criticalthinking.org/pages/defining-critical-thinking/766) (para, 3) Other factors that influence how we process information and formulate thoughts are religion, culture, and geographic location.
The sensing process is fundamental in how our brains interpret information. Sensory processing is a term that refers to the method our body uses to receive, organize and understand sensory input. Sight, sound, smell, taste and touch are the sensors that our minds use to gather information. The information is gathered using one of several of our five senses. (http://classes.kumc.edu/sah/resources/sensory_processing/learning_opportunities/concepts/sp_concepts_main.htm). (para,3,4).
Memory can be considered the back bone to our thought process. It is the mental faculty of retaining and recall preciously experienced sensations, impressions, information, and…...

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