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the act or process of knowing, perceiving, or remembering. adj., adj cog´nitive.


1. Generic term embracing the mental activities associated with thinking, learning, and memory.
2. Any process whereby one acquires knowledge.
[L. cognitio]


/cog·ni·tion/ (kog-nish´un) that operation of the mind process by which we become aware of objects of thought and perception, including all aspects of perceiving, thinking, and remembering.cog´nitive


1. The mental process of knowing, including aspects such as awareness, perception, reasoning, and judgment.
2. That which comes to be known, as through perception, reasoning, or intuition; knowledge.

cog·ni′tion·al adj.


Etymology: L, cognoscere, to know
the mental process characterized by knowing, thinking, learning, understanding, and judging. Compare conation. cognitive, adj.


a nursing outcome from the Nursing Outcomes Classification (NOC) defined as the ability to execute complex mental processes. See also Nursing Outcomes Classification.

mini-mental test

Neurology A brief clinical test of mental status, where each correct answer in a series of questions is given one point–total score 30
Mini-mental test
Orientation in time: Year, season, month, date, day–total 5 points–pts
Orientation in space Country, state, county, town, place, hospital ward–5 pts
Cognition Serial 7s–x 5 or spell world backwards–5 pts
Short recall Name 3 objects–total 3 pts
Memory Rename 3 above objects–3 pts
Follow a three-part command Take a paper, fold it, put it on the floor–3 pts
Common object recognition Name 2 familiar objects–2 pts
Recognition of common phrase 'No ifs, ands, or buts'–1 pt
Read and obey 'Close your eyes'–1 pt
Write simple sentence–1 pt
Copy drawing Intersecting pentagons–1 pt
A change in mental status and a score > 27 points is most often associated with affective depression; depressed Pts with cognitive impairment have scores of ± 20, those with true dementia often have scores of < 10 J Psych Res 1975; 12:189


1. The mental activities associated with thinking, learning, and memory.
2. Any process whereby one acquires knowledge.
[L. cognitio]


The mental processes by which knowledge is acquired. These include perception, reasoning and possibly intuition.


The act or process of knowing or perceiving.


Generic term embracing mental activities associated with thinking, learning, and memory.
[L. cognitio]

Patient discussion about cognition

Q. What is cognitive behavioral therapy for treatment of depression? What is it all about? Please explain? Could someone who has actually had this explain what it is all about. I don't want to get a copy and paste answer from a web page somewhere, just a simple explanation in plain simple terms that I could relate to.

A. You mention "for example thoughts of worthlessness"

Could anyone identify other examples of these types of thoughts?

I struggle the most with guilt and shame.

What others think of me being a recovering alcoholic, someone who has depression, having a son who has been in a penitentiary several times.

What can anyone really do about these thoughts anyway. I have not come up with anything that works except to offer them all back up to God and let them all go.

What else could a professional come up that is any better than that? I would really like to know. Otherwise, what good would it really do?

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For the terms Jew and Greek in Crowe's title, I would substitute the expression aural cognitive processing and visual cognitive processing.
Cognitive processing deficits have long been considered to be at the core of SLD (Individuals with Disabilities Act [IDEA] 2004, Public Law 108-446), but these processes are not frequently assessed as a part of SLD determination.
However, in real terms any cognitive processing of the animation is independent of this behavioural response.
The cognitive processing model of craving proposes that over a long history of drinking, many of the actions involved in acquiring and consuming alcohol become automatized for alcoholics (see figure below).
Theories of meaning and cognitive processing extend the McGill Model's notions of coping by focusing on the person's inner world of thoughts, feelings and beliefs from which problem-solving, goal-oriented behaviors are derived.
Persons who have had a history of learning disabilities due to cognitive processing impairment are likely to be at a disadvantage when taking standardized employment tests.
Reduced cognitive processing speed, which can slow thinking and learning, has been associated with advancing age, the researchers said.
The effects of induced anxiety on three stages of cognitive processing in computerized vocabulary learning.
Task complexity and its relation to cognitive processing has been addressed by previous studies (e.
We know that we can stop this decline and actually restore cognitive processing speed to people," Fredric Wolinsky, professor in the UI College of Public Health and lead author on the paper said.
The purpose of this technical report is to describe a research study exploring students' cognitive processing while solving problems related to division of fractions.

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