"the vision in my head" vs "the vision in my mind"

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Do "the vision in my head" and "the vision in my mind" share the same meaning and style?

"In my head" sounds more regional and folkish to me. Simply a wild guess here.


We'd sit down at the end of the day and eat and talk for an hour or two— sometimes longer—about politics and practice and medicine and family—everything.

I went back to Chicago with this vision of Mario in my head. We (stayed) in constant touch since (that time). He died about four months ago at 90.

Source: Who, What, Where | John J. Frey III, MD

By John J. Frey III, MD, former chair and emeritus professor in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health in Madison
  • PaulQ

    Senior Member
    English - England
    To me:
    in my head
    - contains the nuance of an image that kept appearing even though the person did not want to think of it or because the image in his head simply appeared. -> the appearance of the image is involuntary.

    In my mind
    - contains the nuance of an image that the person thinks of, and considers, from time to time -> the appearance of the image is voluntary.
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