from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of, characterized by, involving, or relating to cognition: "Thinking in terms of dualisms is common in our cognitive culture” ( Key Reporter).
- adj. Having a basis in or reducible to empirical factual knowledge.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. The part of mental functions that deals with logic, as opposed to affective which deals with emotions.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Knowing, or apprehending by the understanding.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Capable of cognition; learning; knowing.
- Pertaining to cognition: as, the cognitive faculties.
- n. In grammar, a particular form of a root word, expressing recognition or knowledge.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. of or being or relating to or involving cognition
British cognitive psychologist Ros Crawley comments: "The idea that women become forgetful and absentminded during pregnancy has become a stereotype in our society, but my own studies have found very little difference in cognitive function between women who are or are not pregnant."
Though Freud's waning prestige has weakened tendencies to assume that he had somehow demonstrated the reality of unconscious intentionality, the rise of cognitive science has created a new climate of educated opinion that also takes elaborate non-conscious mental machinations for granted ” the ˜cognitive unconscious.™
The term "cognitive dissonance" was first applied to this stance - in which bare fact cannot undermine strong contrary belief.
It was he who, back in the 1970s, coined the term "cognitive neuroscience"—with colleague George Miller—in the back seat of a New York taxi.
The term cognitive dysfunction covers the entire range of mental faculties from memory to abstract thinking and judgment.
Dude, should the term cognitive dissonance mean anything to us?
This is where the term cognitive dissonance has the possibity to fall flat on its face - at least when the concept is misused deliberately or accidentally as is the case when trying to apply cognitive dissonance to the subject of Man-made global warming.
�He says these findings fit with what researchers have theorized for a while now - mentally engaged people build up what he calls a cognitive reserve that may help them compensate when the initial damage of Alzheimer's - including a buildup of plaques and tangles in the brain - start to develop.
We see what we call cognitive constriction within the clinical field, which is - it's sort of like tunnel vision, an inability to solve problems and to kind of think of options and select a solution that would be optimal.
In the late '70s, Ulric Neisser, the pioneering researcher who coined the term cognitive psychology, launched a broad attack on the approach of Ebbinghaus and his scientific kin.
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