higher cognitive process

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Noun1.higher cognitive process - cognitive processes that presuppose the availability of knowledge and put it to use
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"
search - the examination of alternative hypotheses; "his search for a move that would avoid checkmate was unsuccessful"
cerebration, intellection, mentation, thinking, thought process, thought - the process of using your mind to consider something carefully; "thinking always made him frown"; "she paused for thought"
suggestion - the sequential mental process in which one thought leads to another by association
deciding, decision making - the cognitive process of reaching a decision; "a good executive must be good at decision making"
knowing - a clear and certain mental apprehension
linguistic process, language - the cognitive processes involved in producing and understanding linguistic communication; "he didn't have the language to express his feelings"
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In this paper, we will argue for a three-level conceptual model of design mimetics and introduce a novel concept of cognitive mimetics to refer to the mimicry of higher cognitive processes for designing intelligent technology.
Luria's (1966) description the functions of prefrontal regions of the brain (being these regulation, verification and programming of activity) closely correspond to currently held assumptions of neuronal mechanisms involved in higher cognitive processes.
"Two central mysteries of human brain function are addressed in this study: one, the way in which higher cognitive processes such as language are implemented in the brain and, two, the nature of what is perhaps the best-known region of the cerebral cortex, called Broca's area," said first author Dr.

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