cognitive ability


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cognitive ability

The ability of the brain to process, retrieve, and store information. Impairment of these brain functions is common in patients with dementia, drug intoxication, or head injury.
See also: ability
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Second and third quartiles of cognitive ability were included in the model as dummy variables to restrict the comparison to the reference group (fourth quartile) and the first quartile.
Second, BLLs influence impairment of cognitive ability among children, as measured in scores on intelligence tests conducted at school age.
During the study, a positive link between cortical thickness and cognitive ability was detected in many areas of the frontal, parietal, temporal, and occipital lobes.
The study titled "Investigating The Right Tail Of Wealth: Education, Cognitive Ability, Giving, Network Power, Gender, Ethnicity, Leadership, And Other Characteristics" in the January/February 2016 issue of Intelligence provides evidence for the clustering of brains, wealth, and power, and suggests that elite education may matter in the trajectory of developing expertise in wealth and power generation.
Cognitive ability is positively related to stock market participation (Christelis, Jappelli, and Padula 2010), and negatively related to loss aversion and other behavioral biases (Bucher-Koenen and Ziegelmeyer 2011; Cole and Shastry 2009).
Cognitive ability is described as "the ability to understand abstract concepts and ideas, to reason accurately, and to solve problems.
Similarly, results from the second data set showed that people who'd demonstrated high cognitive ability as kids were nearly twice as likely to take on leadership positions as those who'd demonstrated low cognitive ability.
Or do effective schools help their students achieve at higher levels than would be predicted based on measures of cognitive ability alone?
of Melbourne) examines the decline of the social factor in studies of education, which leaves cognitive ability temporally, but largely, in limbo.
This finding is particularly important because while the patient holds the pen in the air, his mind is planning his next action in the writing process, and the need for more time reflects the subject's reduced cognitive ability.
Nurses are good at protecting their colleagues, and it is sometimes hard to ascertain whether someone's cognitive ability is being challenged.
QUETTA -- A drug found to affect the cognitive ability of toddlers born to women who took the medication for epilepsy has a longer-term impact on their IQ, a study said on Wednesday.

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