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cognitive British & World English

Relating to cognition

cognitive map British & World English

A mental representation of one’s physical environment

cognitive grammar British & World English

A theory of grammar that seeks to characterize, in a psychologically realistic way, those structures and abilities that constitute a speaker’s grasp of linguistic convention, and to relate them to other cognitive processes

cognitive science British & World English

The study of thought, learning, and mental organization, which draws on aspects of psychology, linguistics, philosophy, and computer modelling

cognitive dissonance British & World English

The state of having inconsistent thoughts, beliefs, or attitudes, especially as relating to behavioural decisions and attitude change

cognitive prosthesis British & World English

An electronic computational device that extends the capability of human cognition or sense perception

cognitive behavioural therapy British & World English

A type of psychotherapy in which negative patterns of thought about the self and the world are challenged in order to alter unwanted behaviour patterns or treat mood disorders such as depression

cognitive therapy in cognitive behavioural therapy British & World English

A type of psychotherapy in which negative patterns of thought about the self and the world are challenged in order to alter unwanted behaviour patterns or treat mood disorders such as depression