The "hardware" of the mind, reflecting the neurophysiological architecture of the brain as developed through evolution. Cognitive mechanics involve the spend and accuracy of the processes involving sensory input, visual and motor memory, discrimination, comparison, and categorization.
The culture-based "software" of the mind. Cognitive pragmatics include reading, writing skills, language comprehnsion, educational qualifications, professional skills, and also the type of knowledge about self and life skills that help us to master or cope w/ life.
the ability to focus awareness on specific features in the environment while ignoring others.
Concentrating on more than one activity at the same time.
the ability to maintain focused awareness on a target or idea.
the retention of information about the where, when and what of life's happening (what happened on your first date)
A person's knowledge about the world, including fields of expertise, general academic knowledge, and "everyday knowledge"
memory of facts and experiences that one can consciously know and declare
memory without conscious awareness; involves skills and routine procedures that are automatically performed
the ability to remember where one learned something
remembering to do something in the future
expert knowledge about the practical aspects of life that permits excellent judgement about important matters
A psychological disorder characterized by at least two weeks of extreme sadness and/or a lack of pleasure in activities normally enjoyed; called the "common cold" of mental illness
impairment of intellectual function characterized by memory loss, disorientation, and confusion
A progressive and irreversible brain disorder characterized by gradual deterioration of memory, reasoning, language, and, finally, physical functioning
Sporadic and progressive loss of intellectual functioning caused by repeated temporary obstruction of blood flow in cerebral arteries
A progressive disease that destroys brain cells and is identified by muscular tremors, slowing of movement, and partial facial paralysis.