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What the mind is

What is the mind? Scientists may not agree on an answer, but new research shows that people across diverse cultures do. This shared conception of the human mind appears to be a cognitive structure that organizes numerous mental capacities along a small number of dimensions: bodily sensation, cognition and, in some cultural settings, emotion.

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Malle, B.F. What the mind is. Nat Hum Behav 5, 1269–1270 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41562-021-01183-9

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