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Thought is the generic term that encapsulates all conscious mental processes, including analyzing a situation or object, making connections between facts, and so on. These processes are conducted in the brain. The concept of thought was first defined in ancient times, particularly by Greek and Roman philosophers, who associated it with the concept of an inner discourse and attempted to understand its processes. The exact functionality of thought remains, today, unclear, even though many studies have been conducted on the subject, and despite proof that brain lesions can cause disorders in this process.