cognitive state

Definitions of cognitive state
  1. noun
    the state of a person's cognitive processes
    synonyms: state of mind
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    interestedness
    the state of being interested
    amnesia, blackout, memory loss
    partial or total loss of memory
    paramnesia
    (psychiatry) a disorder of memory in which dreams or fantasies are confused with reality
    readiness, set
    (psychology) being temporarily ready to respond in a particular way
    ivory tower
    a state of mind that is discussed as if it were a place
    consciousness
    an alert cognitive state in which you are aware of yourself and your situation
    unconsciousness
    a state lacking normal awareness of the self or environment
    subconsciousness
    a state of mind not immediately available to consciousness
    curiosity, wonder
    a state in which you want to learn more about something
    confusedness, confusion, disarray, mental confusion, muddiness
    a mental state characterized by a lack of clear and orderly thought and behavior
    certainty
    the state of being certain
    doubt, doubtfulness, dubiety, dubiousness, incertitude, uncertainty
    the state of being unsure of something
    morbidity, morbidness
    an abnormally gloomy or unhealthy state of mind
    absorption, engrossment, preoccupancy, preoccupation
    the mental state of being preoccupied by something
    interiority, inwardness
    preoccupation especially with one's attitudes and ethical or ideological values
    outwardness
    concern with outward things or material objects as opposed to the mind and spirit
    anterograde amnesia, posttraumatic amnesia
    loss of memory for events immediately following a trauma; sometimes in effect for events during and for a long time following the trauma
    retrograde amnesia
    loss of memory for events immediately preceding a trauma
    forgetfulness
    tendency to forget
    selective amnesia
    amnesia about particular events that is very convenient for the person who cannot remember
    transient global amnesia
    memory disorder seen in middle aged and elderly persons; characterized by an episode of amnesia and bewilderment that lasts for several hours; person is otherwise alert and intellectually active
    stream of consciousness
    the continuous flow of ideas and feelings that constitute an individual's conscious experience
    ego, self
    your consciousness of your own identity
    awareness, sentience
    state of elementary or undifferentiated consciousness
    aesthesia, esthesia, sensibility
    mental responsiveness and awareness
    waking
    the state of remaining awake
    automatic pilot, autopilot
    a cognitive state in which you act without self-awareness
    unawareness, unknowingness
    unconsciousness resulting from lack of knowledge or attention
    blackout
    a momentary loss of consciousness
    grogginess, semiconsciousness, stupefaction, stupor
    marginal consciousness
    coma, comatoseness
    a state of deep and often prolonged unconsciousness; usually the result of disease or injury
    electrosleep
    unconsciousness brought about by the passage of a low voltage electric current through the brain
    semicoma
    a mild comatose state; a coma from which the person can be roused by appropriate stimuli
    insensibility
    a lack of sensibility
    trance
    a state of mind in which consciousness is fragile and voluntary action is poor or missing; a state resembling deep sleep
    semitrance
    a trancelike state in which the person can follow instructions but voluntary action is weak or absent
    narcosis
    unconsciousness induced by narcotics or anesthesia
    desire to know, lust for learning, thirst for knowledge
    curiosity that motivates investigation and study
    interest, involvement
    a sense of concern with and curiosity about someone or something
    curiousness, inquisitiveness
    a state of active curiosity
    disorientation
    confusion (usually transient) about where you are and how to proceed; uncertainty as to direction
    distraction
    mental turmoil
    daze, fog, haze
    confusion characterized by lack of clarity
    half-cock
    confusion resulting from lack of preparation
    jamais vu
    the experience of being unfamiliar with a person or situation that is actually very familiar; associated with certain types of epilepsy
    bafflement, befuddlement, bemusement, bewilderment, mystification, obfuscation, puzzlement
    confusion resulting from failure to understand
    perplexity
    trouble or confusion resulting from complexity
    assurance, authority, confidence, self-assurance, self-confidence, sureness
    freedom from doubt; belief in yourself and your abilities
    certitude, cocksureness, overconfidence
    total certainty or greater certainty than circumstances warrant
    reliance, trust
    certainty based on past experience
    arriere pensee, mental reservation, reservation
    an unstated doubt that prevents you from accepting something wholeheartedly
    distrust, misgiving, mistrust, suspicion
    doubt about someone's honesty
    disbelief, incredulity, mental rejection, scepticism, skepticism
    doubt about the truth of something
    indecision, indecisiveness, irresolution
    doubt concerning two or more possible alternatives or courses of action
    peradventure
    doubt or uncertainty as to whether something is the case
    suspense
    an uncertain cognitive state
    abstractedness, abstraction
    preoccupation with something to the exclusion of all else
    absentmindedness
    preoccupation so great that the ordinary demands on attention are ignored
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    mental condition, mental state, psychological condition, psychological state
    (psychology) a mental condition in which the qualities of a state are relatively constant even though the state itself may be dynamic
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