[ kog-ni-tiv ]
/ ˈkɒg nɪ tɪv /
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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.
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Origin of cognitive
OTHER WORDS FROM cognitivecog·ni·tive·ly, adverbcog·ni·tiv·i·ty, nounnon·cog·ni·tive, adjective
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Artificial brain-like components such as the DNC are sometimes known as cognitive architectures.Artificial general intelligence: Are we close, and does it even make sense to try?|Will Heaven|October 15, 2020|MIT Technology Review
While a physical injury may not be cause for concern, a serious cognitive impairment should be.New York Court Officials to Review Cases Handled by Judge With Alzheimer’s|by Joe Sexton|October 15, 2020|ProPublica
Of course, you don’t need a cognitive neuroscientist to tell you that.The Neurology of Flow States - Issue 91: The Amazing Brain|Heather Berlin|October 14, 2020|Nautilus
However, forgetting to wash your hands, wear a mask, and keep your distance from other people puts you at risk, which may pose a problem for people with serious cognitive decline.All the conditions we know increase your risk of dying from COVID-19|Sara Kiley Watson|October 2, 2020|Popular-Science
Scientists are just beginning to understand the cells that make up our cognitive maps, along with whether, and how, this system interacts with emotional regions of the brain.How border walls trick the human brain and psyche|Jessica Wapner|October 2, 2020|Popular-Science
British Dictionary definitions for cognitive
/ (ˈkɒɡnɪtɪv) /
of or relating to cognition
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