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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Such dispositions include inner sensibility, or attentiveness to one's own perceptual processes, the imagination as rendering the absent present, and memory as a cognitive operation involved in the retrospective generation of coherence from seemingly discrete, unrelated past events.
All specific properties of metonymy in lexical creation stem from the fact that metonymy operates in word formations as a formal cognitive operation, not as a content one.
In this paper we will use the term cognitive operation to designate cognitive activity that contributes to meaning-derivation, as discussed in Ruiz de Mendoza (2011) and Ruiz de Mendoza and Galera (2014).
Usually, eye-tracking methods are implemented during the task of responding to test or scale items to gain access to the psychological processes or cognitive operation involved.
Figuratively, where we would normally expect a conceptual metaphor, this cognitive operation anchored in an unusual pairing of form and meaning results in a particular conceptualisation of temporality by means of which we activate a time for event metonymy (1), or more specifically, date for singular event (2).
In The Way We Think: Conceptual Blending and the Mind's Hidden Complexities, cognitive scientists Gilles Fauconnier and Mark Turner argue that a single cognitive operation may underlie "diverse human accomplishments," be "responsible for the origins of language, art, religion, science, and other singular human feats," and be "as indispensable for basic everyday thought as it is for artistic and scientific abilities" (vi).
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).
This can again be partitioned into a 50-ms cognitive operation to initiate the eye-head movement and 260 ms for the actual motor operation.
Equal in function and operational procedure to these mental means of meaning creation, Turner (2000) cites narrative as one more kind of cognitive operation.
High-level thinking is any cognitive operation that places significant demands on the processing taking place in short term memory, such as analysis, synthesis, and evaluation.
In all tasks, either two stimuli or the result of a cognitive operation and the second stimulus were to be compared as fast as possible.
Many procedures happen without the intervention of reflective and constructive cognitive operation, including many biologically salient survival skills.

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