Brain🧠 is an organ but the mind isn't. The brain is the physical place where the mind resides. The mind is the manifestations of thought, perception, emotion, determination, memory, and imagination that takes place within the brain. The mind is often used to refer especially to the thought processes of reason.
The Brain is the physical organ that
is located on top of the head. It collects data from various sources (sense
organs) and then analyze it, processes it in various parts.
The Mind on the other hand is
a non-physical part of the body. We cannot sense it by using any sense organs.
It does the job of thinking, feeling, and understanding. A person who can
control his/her mind can conquer anything, can do impossible deeds. Brain on
other hand is a dead lump of matter.
The Mind has the job of exploring. It is restless, always trying to find a
better object of satisfaction. It either shows us the glorious/bitter future
or the past and thus engages us in the mental world, thus stopping us to live
in the present. Thus mind can act as an enemy. While on the other hand if we
could control our minds, it can act as our best friend, enabling us to act
To explain this concept to your child, you can give him the example of a car
and a driver. The car has all the necessary machinery to take us from one
point to another, but without a driver it is useless. Similarly, the brain is
just like a car and the minds the driver. A living entity is a soul, who is
either the boss sitting at the back seat and enjoying the journey (if the
driver is in his control) or is sitting helplessly watching his uncomfortable
journey in horror.
Difference Between Mind Vs Brain
Brain is considered to be a physical thing
Mind is considered to be mental
Brain is made up of nerve cells and blood vessels
Mind is not like that
Brain has a definite shape
Mind does not have one
We can see and touch the brain
it is not possible with mind
Brain is an important organ in the human body
Mind is the set of thinking faculties
Brain, which is the center of the nervous system, coordinates the
movements, thoughts, and feelings
Mind refers to a person’s understanding of things and also his
Brain has a definite place in the head
But with regard to mind, it is only supposed to be in the brain