basic cognitive process
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|Noun||1.||basic cognitive process - cognitive processes involved in obtaining and storing knowledge|
cognitive operation, cognitive process, mental process, process, operation - (psychology) the performance of some composite cognitive activity; an operation that affects mental contents; "the process of thinking"; "the cognitive operation of remembering"
attending, attention - the process whereby a person concentrates on some features of the environment to the (relative) exclusion of others
inattention - lack of attention
intuition - instinctive knowing (without the use of rational processes)
perception - the process of perceiving
apperception - the process whereby perceived qualities of an object are related to past experience
believing - the cognitive process that leads to convictions; "seeing is believing"
categorisation, categorization, sorting, classification - the basic cognitive process of arranging into classes or categories
learning, acquisition - the cognitive process of acquiring skill or knowledge; "the child's acquisition of language"
remembering, memory - the cognitive processes whereby past experience is remembered; "he can do it from memory"; "he enjoyed remembering his father"
representational process - any basic cognitive process in which some entity comes to stand for or represent something else