higher cognitive process

Definitions of higher cognitive process

n cognitive processes that presuppose the availability of knowledge and put it to use

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the examination of alternative hypotheses
cerebration, intellection, mentation, thinking, thought, thought process
the process of using your mind to consider something carefully
the sequential mental process in which one thought leads to another by association
deciding, decision making
the cognitive process of reaching a decision
a clear and certain mental apprehension
language, linguistic process
the cognitive processes involved in producing and understanding linguistic communication
officiating, officiation, refereeing, umpirage
the act of umpiring
awareness, cognisance, cognizance, consciousness, knowingness
having knowledge of
a lack of knowledge or recognition
an instance of searching for something
pursuance, pursuit, quest
a search for an alternative that meets cognitive criteria
free association
a thought process in which ideas (words or images) suggest other ideas in a sequence
construction, mental synthesis
the creation of a construct; the process of combining ideas into a congruous object of thought
abstract thought, logical thinking, reasoning
thinking that is coherent and logical
line of thought
a particular way of thinking that is characteristic of some individual or group
thread, train of thought
the connections that link the various parts of an event or argument together
obscure or irrational thought
the process of forming and relating ideas
the process of giving careful thought to something
deciding or controlling something's outcome or nature
eclectic method, eclecticism
making decisions on the basis of what seems best instead of following some single doctrine or style
decision making by a group (especially in a manner that discourages creativity or individual responsibility)
closure, resolution, settlement
something settled or resolved; the outcome of decision making
judgement, judging, judgment
the cognitive process of reaching a decision or drawing conclusions
change of mind, flip-flop, reversal, turnabout, turnaround
a decision to reverse an earlier decision
choice, pick, selection
the person or thing chosen or selected
cull, reject
the person or thing that is rejected or set aside as inferior in quality
alternative, choice, option
one of a number of things from which only one can be chosen
thinking something out with care in order to achieve complete understanding of it
thought that makes something comprehensible
planning, preparation, provision
the cognitive process of thinking about what you will do in the event of something happening
problem solving
the thought processes involved in solving a problem
convergent thinking
thinking that brings together information focussed on solving a problem (especially solving problems that have a single correct solution)
divergent thinking, out-of-the-box thinking
thinking that moves away in diverging directions so as to involve a variety of aspects and which sometimes lead to novel ideas and solutions; associated with creativity
the fact of being aware of information that is known to few people
cognizance, ken
range of what one can know or understand
farsightedness, foresight, prevision, prospicience
seeing ahead; knowing in advance; foreseeing
apprehension, discernment, savvy, understanding
the cognitive condition of someone who understands
the cognitive process of understanding a written linguistic message
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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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