The part of mental functions that deals with logic, as opposed to affective which deals with emotions. (adjective)
Examples of word cognitive
British cognitive psychologist Ros Crawley Âcomments: "The idea that women become forgetful and absentminded during pregnancy has become a stereotype in our society, but my own studies have found very little difference in ÂÂcognitive Âfunction between women who are or are not Âpregnant."
Though Freud's waning prestige has weakened tendencies to assume that he had somehow demonstrated the reality of unconscious intentionality, the rise of cognitive science has created a new climate of educated opinion that also takes elaborate non-conscious mental machinations for granted â€ the Ëœcognitive unconscious.â„¢
The term "cognitive dissonance" was first applied to this stance - in which bare fact cannot undermine strong contrary belief.
It was he who, back in the 1970s, coined the term "cognitive neuroscience"â€”with colleague George Millerâ€”in the back seat of a New York taxi.
The term cognitive dysfunction covers the entire range of mental faculties from memory to abstract thinking and judgment.