Definition of cognition in English:
1The mental action or process of acquiring knowledge and understanding through thought, experience, and the senses.
- By metacognition I mean knowledge about cognition itself and control of one's own cognitive processes.
- The findings from these experiments have been taken to demonstrate the role of cognition in the experience of emotion.
- In itself the a priori has nothing whatever to do with thinking and cognition.
1.1 [count noun] A perception, sensation, idea, or intuition resulting from the process of cognition.
- That makes it at least plausible for a social cognitive premise that views prejudicial or stereotype-laden cognitions as largely unavoidable for most humans.
- Dissonance occurs when ever a person holds inconsistent cognitions (eg opinions, beliefs or behaviours).
- The premise is that individuals strive toward consistency between cognitions by changing their opinions or beliefs to make them more consistent with each other.
late Middle English: from Latin cognitio(-), from cognoscere 'get to know'.
- Example sentences
- Any philosophy will rest upon the operative methods of cognitional activity, either as correctly conceived or as distorted by oversights and mistaken orientations.
- A person's answer to these questions will be their cognitional theory, their epistemology, and their metaphysics.
- This is a logical or cognitional distinction, which does not necessarily reflect anything in the nature of things.
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