What is Cognition: Definition and 10 Discussions

Cognition ( (listen)) refers to "the mental action or process of acquiring knowledge and understanding through thought, experience, and the senses". It encompasses many aspects of intellectual functions and processes such as: perception, attention, the formation of knowledge, memory and working memory, judgment and evaluation, reasoning and "computation", problem solving and decision making, comprehension and production of language. Cognitive processes use existing knowledge and discover new knowledge.
Cognitive processes are analyzed from different perspectives within different contexts, notably in the fields of linguistics, musicology, anesthesia, neuroscience, psychiatry, psychology, education, philosophy, anthropology, biology, systemics, logic, and computer science. These and other different approaches to the analysis of cognition are synthesised in the developing field of cognitive science, a progressively autonomous academic discipline.

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  1. nomadreid

    Conflicting interpretations of rosemary oil study

    The journal in question is the International Journal of Neuroscience, which appears to be a respectable peer-reviewed journal. I give a link to a reproduction in a secondary source, with a note that I am not addressing the more subjective "mood" part of the paper...
  2. Application of Quantum Theory to Cognition, Decision Making and Finances - Andrei Khrennikov

    Application of Quantum Theory to Cognition, Decision Making and Finances - Andrei Khrennikov

    Source: http://emqm17.org/presentations/
  3. Auto-Didact

    The Cognitive Tradeoff Hypothesis

    This thread is a shoot-off from this thread and this thread Over in Japan, at the Primate Research Institute (Kyoto University), researchers have been studying primates for decades. One of the researchers there, dr. Tetsuro Matsuzawa, is comparing the cognitive abilities of chimpanzees to...
  4. FallenApple

    Quantifying the effects of physical exercise on cognition

    We all know that there's plenty of evidence showing that exercise does benefit cognition. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3951958/ The real question is how can I actually use this in practice to get real world results. So if I spend 8 hours a day studying a certain subject/trade...
  5. Loren Booda

    How does the brain strike a balance between arousal and energy conservation?

    Does emotion play a direct part in logical reasoning?
  6. J

    Understanding the Process of Learning and Thinking?

    Stemming form another thread that has gone quiet I have a question with respect to cognitive science. It is interesting to study cognitive science which in essence is the study of learning and thinking. I break how we construct our morals, opinions and values down into phases. 1. We receive...
  7. K

    Mathematica Are cognition levels and mathematical operations linked ?

    Let consider this small example...I find it interesting, but I think it does not in fact tell anything about reality : You are in presence of somebody, and another one enters the scene :Operation "times" : a) subjectively (as seen from you), the number of person is for you : x 2 : 1...
  8. D

    Evolutionary Theory On Cognition and Behavior

    Here is a summary of the research published in the June 2005 issue of Psychology, Public Policy and Law, a journal of the American Psychological Association: http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2005-04/cdri-bai042505.php [Broken] Also see...
  9. S

    The Origin of Mind: Evolution of Brain, Cognition, and General Intelligence, by David

    The Origin of Mind: Evolution of Brain, Cognition, and General Intelligence, 2005 Hello, I liked the book The Origin of Mind: Evolution of Brain, Cognition, and General Intelligence, by David C. Geary, 2005 because it not only discusses some of the latest research on human intelligence, but...
  10. Evo

    Cultural constraints on cognition?

    Marcus, you mentioned an interest in linguistics. I wonder what your neighbor would think about this. I have been interested for some time in tribal cultures in South America and New Guinea. This tribe, the Piraha, is the most unusual I have come across. I'd like to know what you and...
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