- of or relating to cognition; concerned with the act or process of knowing, perceiving, etc. : cognitive development; cognitive functioning.
- of or relating to the mental processes of perception, memory, judgment, and reasoning, as contrasted with emotional and volitional processes.
Origin of cognitive
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Examples from the Web for cognitive
Later, cognitive and behavioral problems can occur; dementia is not uncommon.The Burden Robin Williams Carried: Diagnosed With Parkinson’s and Depression
Dr. Anand Veeravagu, MD, Tej Azad
August 15, 2014
The point at which autonomy should be handed over to the child is less clear when parenting children with cognitive disabilities.
People with cognitive disabilities can wear an ID bracelet or a T-shirt that says, “I have autism; call 911 if I am alone.”
Our bodies have a tendency to assimilate to the cognitive enhancements of tea, which can eventually lead to addiction.
I like to test out my cognitive experiments with the website quantified-mind.
For the present, we are only concerned with such as are cognitive.The Analysis of Mind
But it is precisely this surplusage which has not cognitive status.Essays in Experimental Logic
But, like any habits, these mental (or cognitive) habits can be broken.When You Don't Know Where to Turn
Steven J. Bartlett
It is not a moral end, but a cognitive end, just as "beauty" is an esthetic end.The Problem of Truth
H. Wildon Carr
One of the classic defence mechanisms is the cognitive dissonance.After the Rain
- of or relating to cognition
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Word Origin and History for cognitive
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- Of, characterized by, involving, or relating to cognition.
- Having a basis in or reducible to empirical factual knowledge.
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