• WordNet 3.6
    • n cognition the psychological result of perception and learning and reasoning
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Cognition That which is known.
    • Cognition The act of knowing; knowledge; perception. "I will not be myself nor have cognation Of what I feel: I am all patience."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n cognition Knowledge, or certain knowledge, as from personal view or experience; perception; cognizance.
    • n cognition A mental act or process, or the product of an act, of the general nature of knowing or learning. The act of acquiring any sort of idea; consciousness referring to an object as affecting the subject; the objectification of feeling; an act of knowing in the widest sense, including sensation, imagination, instinct, etc.: in this sense, discriminated as a function of the mind from feeling and volition.
    • n cognition The formation of a concept, judgment, or argument, or that which is formed; the acquisition of knowledge by thinking, or the knowledge itself.
    • n cognition A mental representation (the act or the product) which, by the operation of sensory perception or thought, is made to correspond to an external object, though not, it may be, accurately. The word cognitio was the ordinary scholastic term in this sense. Cognition was occasionally used by Hobbes, Cudworth, and other writers whose vocabulary was strongly influenced by the Latin, but is rarely met with in later English before Hamilton.
    • n cognition In old Scots law, a process in the Court of Session by which cases concerning disputed marches were determined.
    • n cognition Same as cognizance, 2.
    • n cognition Cognition by direct insight, and not by ratiocination.
    • n cognition Present perception of an object, with consciousness of it as an object.
    • n cognition Knowledge more or less readily capable of practical application: opposed to speculative or metaphysical cognition, which is either incapable or not readily capable of such application.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Cognition kog-nish′un certain knowledge: apprehension
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. cognitio, fr. cognoscere, cognitum, to become acquainted with, to know; co-, + noscere, gnoscere, to get a knowledge of. See Know (v. t.)
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L., from cognoscĕre, cognitumco-, together, and noscĕre, gnoscĕre, to know.


In literature:

These relations of continuous transition experienced are what make our experiences cognitive.
"Essays in Radical Empiricism" by William James
And can what comes out of your own cognition become a part of the cognition of another?
"Villa Eden:" by Berthold Auerbach
At the sure cognition of that, it was as though from her eyes a bandage had fallen.
"The Perfume of Eros: A Fifth Avenue Incident" by Edgar Saltus
With the Eleatics he distinguishes between sense and reason, and places truth in rational cognition.
"A Critical History of Greek Philosophy" by W. T. Stace
To much the greater portion of sensory stimuli we react in precisely this wholly non-cognitive way.
"Creative Intelligence" by John Dewey, Addison W. Moore, Harold Chapman Brown, George H. Mead, Boyd H. Bode, Henry Waldgrave, Stuart James, Hayden Tufts, Horace M. Kallen
Does the object cognitively apprehensible arise from an entity or not?
"The Sarva-Darsana-Samgraha" by Madhava Acharya
My cognitive processes were already shut down.
"The Samurai Strategy" by Thomas Hoover
Cognition has its object in life.
"The Ego and His Own" by Max Stirner
Our cognition flows and changes.
"Euripedes and His Age" by Gilbert Murray
The ultimate basis for the activity of cognition is given by the will.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 10, Slice 3" by Various

In news:

The report looks at the link between "cognitive decline" and smoking in adults over 50.
Cognitive Surplus by Clay Shirky.
Eliminating Visual Clutter Helps People with Mild Cognitive Impairment.
Cognitive Surplus by Clay Shirky.
Cognitive behavioral therapy may help when antidepressants don't.
Inadequate vitamin B12 in seniors could be linked to cognitive decline.
Cognitive Problems May Be Present Before Chemotherapy in Women With Breast Cancer.
Cognitive Impairment in Breast Cancer Patients Begins Even Before Chemo.
Research suggests that consuming moderate amounts of chocolate in a calorie-controlled diet improves cognitive function in aging adults.
The researchers found those at the highest risk for stroke had lower scores in cognition , memory and executive processing as measured by the tasks.
In contrast, the rural group showed improved scores on the Stroop Test, which measures response inhibition and selective attention ("functional parts of the executive function or higher level cognition ").
Quick Tips to Improve Pupils' Cognitive Skills.
Mental And Cognitive Benefits Of Dancing Makes You Smarter.
Social media and the cognitive scientist p489.
Delirium is thought of as a transient condition that clears and returns affected people to their baseline level of cognition .

In science:

While this has implications for most of the standard models in cognitive science, it is particularly damaging to an identity thesis, such as the one to which Tegmark explicitly subscribes.
Quantum Computation in Brain Microtubules? Decoherence and Biological Feasibility
On the quantum mechanical wave function as a link between cognition and the physical world: A role for psychology.
Combining Research Methods and Results from Psychology and Physics in the Investigation of Quantum Mechanics
In the section on “Mental Effort” Pashler reports that “incentives to perform especially well lead sub jects to improve both speed and accuracy”, and that the motivation had “greater effects on the more cognitively complex activity”.
Quantum theory and the role of mind in nature
Institute for Research in Cognitive Science, University of Pennsylvania, March.
Generating a 3D Simulation of a Car Accident from a Written Description in Natural Language: the CarSim System
Andrei Khrenikov International Centre for Mathematical Modeling in Physics and Cognitive Sciences, MSI, University of V¨axj¨o, S-35195 Sweden E-mail:Andrei.
Representation theorem for obsevables on a quantum logic