a feature of certain mental states (such as beliefs) by which they are directed at or are about objects or states of affairs in the world
The processing that goes on in the brain between the intake of raw sensory data and the end product of cognition of an object. Intentionality is the primary object of study in phenomenology.
Directedness of consciousness towards its objects (content); the "directional shape of experience" ( Ihde). Intentionality should be carefully distinguished from intention in the ordinary sense of our intending to do something.