higher cognitive process

Definitions of higher cognitive process
  1. noun
    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
    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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