Psych M.D. - Cognition

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Term: Cognition
Definition (Myers): the mental activities associated with thinking, knowing, remembering, and communicating1
Definition (alternative): scientific term for "the process of thought"2
Contextual explanation: cognition refers to everything that's related to thinking. When we're trying to remember that definition on our psychology test, or trying to understand the concept of cognition, processing in that cool psychology term, it's all related to cognition. It's another fancy word for thinking.
Related terms and concepts:
Image & Video:

The brain is the organ that is most closely associated to cognition. After all, our brains are the ones that are doing the thinking.
http://www.science.mcmaster.ca/psychology/images/stories/images/cognition.jpg3


A video by a UCSD professor.
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Related websites:
Sources:
  1. Myers, David (2004). Psychology: Seventh Edition. New York, NY: Worth Publishers.
  2. "Cognition." Wikipedia. 15 Oct. 2009 <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cognition>.
  3. "Cognition.jpg." McMaster University. 15 Oct. 2009 <www.science.mcmaster.ca/psychology/images/stories/images/cognition.jpg>.
  4. DHPPhDPhD. "UCSD Psych 3/105 Introductory Video." YouTube. 15 Oct. 2009 <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0pZWZF5nlEA>.
Edited by: Peter
Date of last edit: October 15, 2009



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