cognitive operation

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Noun1.cognitive operation - (psychology) the performance of some composite cognitive activitycognitive operation - (psychology) the performance of some composite cognitive activity; an operation that affects mental contents; "the process of thinking"; "the cognitive operation of remembering"
cognition, knowledge, noesis - the psychological result of perception and learning and reasoning
basic cognitive process - cognitive processes involved in obtaining and storing knowledge
higher cognitive process - cognitive processes that presuppose the availability of knowledge and put it to use
psychological science, psychology - the science of mental life
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Our concept is quite different from other conceptualizations of cognitive flexibility because we describe it as arising from four separate cognitive operations, whereas other researchers have described it as a manifestation of a single cognitive operation," Dajani said.
In other words, rather than teaching reading as a single cognitive operation that can be applied universally to poetry, newspapers, novels and test passages alike, teaching standardized test passages as a separate genre, in the same manner we would teach poetry different from expository texts may help readers be more successful in both contexts (Santman, 2002).
enhance the neuronal activity in the caudate nucleus for a cognitive operation and in the putamen for a physical action," Pessiglione added.
In other words, comprehensio n refers generally to bottom-up processes of perception and identification and, to some degree, the high-order cognitive operation of causal reorganization of the fabula.
The researchers examined sleep deprivation effects on information-integration, a cognitive operation that relies heavily on implicit split-second, gut-feeling decisions.
A cognitively oriented examination of a given art form, then, will take off from the kinds of cognitive operations that most matter for the apprehension of that art form.
Although neuroscience indeed offers the best guide we have for discerning the intricate pathways and wirings of the neural structures and networks that support human cognitive operations, I see no reason why it should be trusted to reveal the location and the provenance of the stuff of which human minds and selves are made.
Realist analysis of international relations, argues Ro (Norwegian Institute for Defense Studies), "can be translated from a systemic grand theory into a repertoire of detailed mechanisms accounting for the cognitive operations that are assumed to determine the conduct of individual men and women who make security policy decisions.
But vivid memory rarely fools us into believing we are in the real, external world - and that in itself offers a very powerful clue that the two cognitive operations don't work exactly the same way in the brain, he said.
The study assesses changes in cognitive ability, brain activity and transfer of game-related skills to similar cognitive operations and activities that take place in daily life.
Creativity in science and other fields based on formal analysis appears to require cognitive operations that retain the power of systematic thinking but also transcend its limitations.
Recognition of the self is one of the most basic, yet poorly understood, cognitive operations," Uddin says.

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