An idea was described to me once, that went something like this:
Thoughts give rise to actions. But, given that mental activity involves movement of neurotransmitters, etc. then thought itself is an action of the brain. On the other hand, the mental experience that gives rise to the physical actions that constitute cognition is a distinct thing from the brain phenomenon that is "thought".
What is the terms for the strictly mind-experienced (as opposed to brain-affecting) part of thought? I remember it having a distinctive name in cognitive metaphysical jargon but I don't remember what it was.