Exocognism is an ism that states that part of our "mental world" lies outside of our experience. It can imply that there are other memories besides those we experience, perhaps on other paths (see multipathism), perhaps aligned in a different direction in time. Exocognism can also imply that a human is only a part of a larger being. The non-human part of that larger being lies in an inaccessible place, perhaps outside the universe, perhaps in another dimension within this universe, and it may in fact be unknowable.

It is also possible that behind the scenes, all consciousnesses are connected. This may provide a basis for a common consciousness.

It is also possible that exocognism applies only to me, or that each human's consciousness "lives" in a different universe or dimension.