mental action or process of acquiring knowledge and understanding through thought, experience, and the senses
Cognition is the scientific word for the mental processes including perception, memory, and thought. Cognition is the gaining of knowledge and understanding. The word comes from the Latin word cognoscere, which means "to know" or "to recognize".
How knowledge is gained is a major part of philosophy called epistemology.
Cognitive psychology studies mental processes to explain human behavior.
Cognitive science is the interdisciplinary study of the mind that combines psychology, brain sciences, and other fields of study.
Cognitive linguistics studies how language influences thought.
- ↑ "APA Dictionary of Psychology". American Psychological Association. Retrieved March 31, 2022.