basic cognitive process

Definitions of basic cognitive process

n cognitive processes involved in obtaining and storing knowledge

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attending, attention
the process whereby a person concentrates on some features of the environment to the (relative) exclusion of others
lack of attention
instinctive knowing (without the use of rational processes)
the process of perceiving
the process whereby perceived qualities of an object are related to past experience
the cognitive process that leads to convictions
categorisation, categorization, classification, sorting
the basic cognitive process of arranging into classes or categories
discrimination, secernment
the cognitive process whereby two or more stimuli are distinguished
acquisition, learning
the cognitive process of acquiring skill or knowledge
memory, remembering
the cognitive processes whereby past experience is remembered
representational process
any basic cognitive process in which some entity comes to stand for or represent something else
being of coordinate importance, rank, or degree
attentiveness, heed, paying attention, regard
paying particular notice (as to children or helpless people)
paying excessive attention to the clock (in anticipation of stopping work)
attention to what is said
attention to what is seen
notice, observance, observation
the act of noticing or paying attention
polite or favorable attention
heedlessness, inattentiveness
a lack of attentiveness (as to children or helpless people)
an obstacle to attention
disregard, neglect
lack of attention and due care
feeling, intuitive feeling
an intuitive understanding of something
intuitive knowledge of spiritual truths; said to have been possessed by ancient Gnostics
insight, sixth sense
grasping the inner nature of things intuitively
immediacy, immediate apprehension
immediate intuitive awareness
constancy, perceptual constancy
(psychology) the tendency for perceived objects to give rise to very similar perceptual experiences in spite of wide variations in the conditions of observation
detection, sensing
the perception that something has occurred or some state exists
beholding, seeing, visual perception
perception by means of the eyes
auditory perception, sound perception
the perception of sound as a meaningful phenomenon
aesthesis, esthesis, sensation, sense datum, sense experience, sense impression
an unelaborated elementary awareness of stimulation
somaesthesia, somatesthesia, somatic sensation, somesthesia
the perception of tactual or proprioceptive or gut sensations
feeling, tactile sensation, tactual sensation, touch, touch sensation
the sensation produced by pressure receptors in the skin
believing two contradictory ideas at the same time
appraisal, assessment
the classification of someone or something with respect to its worth
ascription, attribution
assigning to a cause or source
ascription, attribution
assigning some quality or character to a person or thing
cross-classification, cross-division
classification according to more than one attribute at the same time
incorporating something under a more general category
differentiation, distinction
a discrimination between things as different and distinct
individualisation, individualization, individuation
discriminating the individual from the generic group or species
appreciation, discernment, perceptiveness, taste
delicate discrimination (especially of aesthetic values)
a learning process in which an organism's behavior becomes dependent on the occurrence of a stimulus in its environment
developmental learning
learning that takes place as a normal part of cognitive development
learning and coming to understand ideas and information
the gradual process of acquiring knowledge
incorporation, internalisation, internalization
learning (of values or attitudes etc.) that is incorporated within yourself
a learning process in early life whereby species specific patterns of behavior are established
language learning
learning to use a language
committal to memory, memorisation, memorization
learning so as to be able to remember verbatim
study, work
applying the mind to learning and understanding a subject (especially by reading)
carry-over, transfer, transfer of training
application of a skill learned in one situation to a different but similar situation
STM, immediate memory, short-term memory
what you can repeat immediately after perceiving it
working memory
memory for intermediate results that must be held during thinking
LTM, long-term memory
your general store of remembered information
the cognitive operation of accessing information in memory
recall, recollection, reminiscence
the process of remembering (especially the process of recovering information by mental effort)
identification, recognition
the process of recognizing something or someone by remembering
association, connection, connexion
the process of bringing ideas or events together in memory or imagination
memory for experiences that are past
symbol, symbolic representation, symbolisation, symbolization
something visible that by association or convention represents something else that is invisible
exemplification, typification
a representational or typifying form or model
depicting, depiction, portrayal, portraying
a representation by picture or portraiture
anthropomorphism, theanthropism
the representation of objects (especially a god) as having human form or traits
imagery, imagination, imaging, mental imagery
the ability to form mental images of things or events
a sudden intuition as part of solving a problem
Type of:
cognitive operation, cognitive process, mental process, operation, process
(psychology) the performance of some composite cognitive activity; an operation that affects mental contents

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