mentalism definition

  • noun:
    • Parapsychological tasks, such telepathy and head reading.
    • The belief that some emotional phenomena cannot be explained by actual laws.
    • The doctrine that actual reality exists only because of the brain's understanding
    • Activities eg brain reading, specially when employed by performers
    • a doctrine that thoughts are the only real true reality and that items exist only as facets of your head's understanding.
    • Any concept of therapy that allows introspective information in regards to the performance regarding the brain as a legitimate object of study; compared to behaviorism.
    • Mental task or procedure.
    • The metaphysical opinion that matter is a mode of head or consciousness; the opposite of materialism.
    • (philosophy) a doctrine that thoughts are the true reality hence items occur just as aspects of your brain's awareness

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