Difference between Mind and Brain

Difference between Mind and Brain 2017-09-07T23:32:26+00:00

Most of us use the word Brain and Mind interchangeably even though they really do refer to separate concepts. It is important to know these differences as this will help you to appreciate the capability of Mind.

Brain is a three pound organ inside your cranium made up of white and grey material which synchronizes the physical activities of your body. But there is no concrete definition of Mind.

According to dictionary.com,


the part of the central nervous system enclosed in the cranium of humans and other vertebrates, consisting of a soft, convoluted mass of gray and white matter and serving to control and coordinate the mental and physical actions.


(in a human or other conscious being) the element, part, substance, or process that reasons, thinks, feels, wills, perceives, judges, etc.:

According to Wikipedia

A mind /ˈmaɪnd/ is the set of cognitive faculties that enables consciousness, perception, thinking, judgement, and memory—a characteristic of humans, but which also may apply to other life forms.

As you can see that there is no concrete definition for Mind. If you search for term Mind in internet, you will be amazed to see that there are hundreds of definition present for Mind. Every Psychiatrist has his own or different definition on Mind. In fact there is no single agreed definition of Mind.

Brain is a vessel in which the electronic impulses that create thought are contained. With the brain you coordinate your moves, your organism, and your activities and transmit impulses. But you use the Mind to think. You can muse at what happened, what is scheduled and what maybe will happen.

Brain is like hardware but mind is software that operates it. Latest studies have shown that mind is not confined within head but it runs throughout our body.

Brain is a physical thing. Mind is a mental thing. In short Mind is what Brain generates through activity.

It is because mind is not a Physical entity it is not confined within our body. It can spread through the universe. It has no physical barriers and can travel to other end of the world in no time. It has tremendous speed which can’t be matched. It can reach to a person in other side of the world in an instant you think about them.

Mind is also not confined to Time Barrier. It can peep into past of someone and show us what all the person has gone through. It can also see the future of a person in vivid details.

These feats can be achieved when we learn to control our mind and not let mind control us. In this modern day where there is no time, people often fail to see this gift within us or pathetic fail to realize the gift given to us.