Cognition And Perception Of Cognition

1466 Words Nov 17th, 2014 6 Pages
All of our mental capabilities and developments which includes but is not limited to memory, thinking, intuition, understanding and awareness is known as cognition. Cognition is unique in that it manages the human’s conscious and unconscious mind. It is constantly retrieving current mental insight while still constantly developing new ones. In simple terms, despite the intricacies of what it entails, cognition refers to the method of how a human being deals with information and applies knowledge based on their psychological capacity. Because the concept of cognition is so abstract, there are various types of fields of science (i.e. philosophy, neurology, psychology and even computer science) that can examine it from different viewpoints. Even through all the different mediums to research cognition, there are still debates about it’s exact meaning. Every single person have their own cognitive processes that are unique to them. Information surrounds humans at every turn which gives them moments to make decisions that will effect them and their environment. The choices range from relatively insignificant ones such as what outfit a person will wear that day to more life-altering choices. Cognition also helps to take in the information through the senses and convert it in to actions or resolutions. As a child, cognition is developed through the construction of thought processes. Some methods that children learn through their development is problem-solving, remembering and making…
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