Cognition

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Cognition is the process by which the relevant sensory input is transformed, reduced, elaborated, stored, recovered, and used.

In science, cognition is the mental processing that includes the attention of working memory, comprehending and producing language, calculating, reasoning, problem solving, and decision making.

Various disciplines, such as psychology, philosophy and linguistics all study cognition. However, the term's usage varies across disciplines; for example, in psychology and cognitive science, "cognition" usually refers to an information processing view of an individual's psychological functions. It is also used in a branch of social psychology called social cognition to explain attitudes, attribution, and groups dynamics. In cognitive psychology and cognitive engineering, cognition is typically assumed to be information processing in a participant’s or operator’s mind or brain.

Cognition is a faculty for the processing of information, applying knowledge, and changing preferences. Cognition, or cognitive processes, can be natural or artificial, conscious or unconscious. These processes are analyzed from different perspectives within different contexts, notably in the fields of linguistics, anesthesia, neuroscience, psychiatry, psychology, philosophy, anthropology, systemics, and computer science. Within psychology or philosophy, the concept of cognition is closely related to abstract concepts such as mind, intelligence. It encompasses the mental functions, mental processes (thoughts), and states of intelligent entities (humans, collaborative groups, human organizations, highly autonomous machines, and artificial intelligences).


Pseudo-cognition (Scheinerkenntnis) Goblet: 28:488

"...and not on the useless striving for pseudo-cognitions of the same kind..."[1]


Cognition (comprehension) (Erkenntnis (Verständnis)) Goblet: 19:102

"...therefore there shall not be either revenge nor retribution in you, but love, cognition (comprehension) of truth and forgiveness;..."[2]


Further Reading


* An Introduction To The Spirit Teaching * FIGU – related terms * OM
* OM#Kanon_49 * Consciousness * OM#Kanon_42
* Basic Rules of Man * Concentration * Sensible, Dignified, Valuable
* Consciousness Revolution * Meditation from Clear Visibility (book) * The Mistaken Earth-human Way
* Conception, Consciousness and Personality of the Human Being * Inner Values * Life And Death Are Inherent To Each Other
* Concentration, Meditation, Sleep * Evolution in the Spiritual Realm * Human Beings Without Work Or Other Valuable Activity Go to Seed
* Sixth And Seventh Senses * Knowledge Of Our Predecessor Personalities * Death, Afterlife and Rebirth
* I Always Remain Relaxed * Essence, Quintessence Of Cognition, Knowledge And Wisdom * How To Create Peace And Harmony On Earth
* The Power of the Thoughts, Feelings and the Psyche * Working On Language Is Working On Thoughts * Anger and Rage

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