The part of mental functions that deals with logic, as opposed to affective which deals with emotions. (adjective)
Examples of word cognitive
British cognitive psychologist Ros Crawley comments: "The idea that women become forgetful and absentminded during pregnancy has become a stereotype in our society, but my own studies have found very little difference in cognitive function between women who are or are not pregnant."
Though Freud's waning prestige has weakened tendencies to assume that he had somehow demonstrated the reality of unconscious intentionality, the rise of cognitive science has created a new climate of educated opinion that also takes elaborate non-conscious mental machinations for granted ” the ˜cognitive unconscious.™
The term "cognitive dissonance" was first applied to this stance - in which bare fact cannot undermine strong contrary belief.
It was he who, back in the 1970s, coined the term "cognitive neuroscience"—with colleague George Miller—in the back seat of a New York taxi.
The term cognitive dysfunction covers the entire range of mental faculties from memory to abstract thinking and judgment.
Dude, should the term cognitive dissonance mean anything to us?
This is where the term cognitive dissonance has the possibity to fall flat on its face - at least when the concept is misused deliberately or accidentally as is the case when trying to apply cognitive dissonance to the subject of Man-made global warming.
�He says these findings fit with what researchers have theorized for a while now - mentally engaged people build up what he calls a cognitive reserve that may help them compensate when the initial damage of Alzheimer's - including a buildup of plaques and tangles in the brain - start to develop.