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the act or process of knowing, perceiving, or remembering. adj., adj cog´nitive.
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1. Generic term embracing the mental activities associated with thinking, learning, and memory.
2. Any process whereby one acquires knowledge.
[L. cognitio]
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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.
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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
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1. The mental activities associated with thinking, learning, and memory.
2. Any process whereby one acquires knowledge.
[L. cognitio]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012


The mental processes by which knowledge is acquired. These include perception, reasoning and possibly intuition.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005


The act or process of knowing or perceiving.
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Generic term embracing mental activities associated with thinking, learning, and memory.
[L. cognitio]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012

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.
We suspect that some students, despite being of average intelligence, fail to achieve even when provided with high-quality instruction because of underlying cognitive processing deficits.
While Mayer and Chandler (2001) did not directly assess cognitive processing, they assumed it given these learning outcomes.
Conversely, the cognitive processing model of AOD use and craving proposes that the regulation of AOD use in experienced addicts can function independently of the processes that control craving (Tiffany 1990).
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.
Written by the therapy's developers, this guide outlines the use of cognitive processing therapy for posttraumatic stress disorder.
Reduced cognitive processing speed, which can slow thinking and learning, has been associated with advancing age, the researchers said.
They review cognition and language, including the effects of aging and neurological conditions associated with acquired language disorders, then cover normal cognitive processing in adults in the areas of attention, memory, language, and executive functioning, and the cognitive impairments underlying language disorders arising from a variety of conditions, including language and communication disorders associated with attention deficits, memory disorders and impaired language and communication, language processing disorders, and communication following executive dysfunction, as well as their management.
A major feature is to promote cognitive processing in the learner for active learning proceeding from inductive to deductive.
The subtle effects of language anxiety on cognitive processing in the second language.

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