The word of the day is mentation:
- mental activity.
1850, from L. ment- "mind" (see mental) + -ation.
"Unlike Foster's emphasis on the mentation of his beasts, Thwaites is focused on achieving the physicality of the goat."
- Carolyn Ristau, "Wild Things", 17 June 2016 Science (http://science.sciencemag.org/content/352/6292/1402)