Cognitive - Definition

February 2017


Definition


The term cognitive refers to all mental processes in the mind. Thus language, memory, reasoning, movement coordination (praxis), recognition (gnosis), executive functions involving reasoning, judgment, planning, organization, and perception are cognitive functions. These are functions orchestrated by the brain. Under certain conditions, such as dementia, cognitive functions are progressively altered.

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