cognitive function


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cognitive function

an intellectual process by which one becomes aware of, perceives, or comprehends ideas. It involves all aspects of perception, thinking, reasoning, and remembering. Compare conation.
A condition that affects all ages and which is characterised by confusion, decreased clarity of thought, and forgetfulness. It can lead to minor depression and, per some, crime and delinquency. Despite its frequency, it is not regarded as a 'real’ condition
Aetiology BF can be triggered by physical, psychological and per some, biochemical and spiritual factors including, allegedly, adrenal exhaustion, food and chemical reactions, nutritional deficiencies, stress, depression, or denial
Management Proper sleep hygiene, counselling, meditation, good diet, exercise

cognitive function

Neurology Any mental process that involves symbolic operations–eg, perception, memory, creation of imagery, and thinking; CFs encompasses awareness and capacity for judgment.
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It is generally believed that hypertension evidently affects the some aspects of cognitive function such as calculation patterning judgment summarization and attention.
Shang and colleagues [70] reported that cognitive function was less impaired in males with schizophrenia than in their female counterparts.
In the present study, it was observed that cognitive function test scores on attention, verbal fluency, and working memory shared a significant positive relationship with all the domains of social functioning.
Major finding: All the study subjects showed significant improvement in cognitive function after 12 weeks, regardless of whether they had participated in the active intervention or in a sedentary control group.
Major Finding: Exercise and medication use significantly improved cognitive function in patients with Parkinson's disease based on results of the Stroop Color and Word Test.
Vascular disease and cognitive function in older men in the Caerphilly Cohort.
This article focuses on cognitive function among people who are congenitally deaf-blind, in general, not on delayed manifestations in any group with a specific etiology, such as rubella syndrome (see Sever, South, & Shaver, 1985, for a review).
People with high levels of NT-proBNP had significantly worse results on all three cognitive function tests, compared with those who had low levels.
In the new study, researchers said because the link appeared strongest between blood levels in the tibia compared to the patella and blood, "lead exposure in the distant past may be more important than relatively recent exposures in influencing cognitive function in these women because tibia lead levels measure cumulative exposures over the past decades.
The database, originally collected for diet and health studies, provided a measure of cognitive function for each volunteer and information on, among other things, ethnicity and curry consumption.
Working with a group of 16 men with mild AD, scientists randomly assigned the subjects to receive either testosterone or a placebo for 24 weeks, then assessed them for cognitive function, mood, behavior and psychological health.
The influence of medications with central nervous system (CNS) effects on cognitive function and fatigue in multiple sclerosis (MS) was evaluated.

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