cognition cognition  /kɑɡ ˈnɪ ʃən/


  • (n) the psychological result of perception and learning and reasoning



  1. Duke Study Associates Action Video Games With Improved 'Visual Sensitivity' In Gamers

    Remember all those times you told your that focusing on your actions in multiplayer was actually helping your eyes? It seems that a new study just released from the Duke Visual Cognition Laboratory has bolstered your case for finishing that last act of pwnage on the battlefield. Hours of video game play that train your hands to work the buttons on the controller probably also train the brain to ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Forbes

  2. Soccer 'Heading' Harms Brain?

    In the past decade, concern has been raised surrounding concussions and mild traumatic brain injuries sustained by football players and military personnel, as more and more studies have indicated that these injuries may have a lasting impact on cognition and memory.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Fox News

  3. Curcumin: New studies support brain and cardiovascular benefits

    Daily supplements of curcumin – the natural pigment that gives the spice turmeric its yellow color – may support healthy aging, with two new studies indicating benefits for arterial aging and cognition.
    on June 11, 2013     Source:


  1. "Although several groups have looked for possible clinical relevance of DARPP-32, they have not met with great success," noted Greengard. "This study shows a strong connection between this molecule and human cognition -- and perhaps with...
    on Feb 8, 2007 By: Paul Greengard Source: EurekAlert (press release)

  2. I've just had a flash of intuition, a moment of "rapid cognition . . . the kind of thinking that happens in the blink of an eye," as Malcolm Gladwell explains in his book "Blink."
    on Dec 18, 2008 By: Malcolm Gladwell Source: Boston Globe

  3. "We are thrilled to have facilitated such an extraordinary pairing," said Festival Co-Founder Brian Greene. "Oliver Sacks' renowned ability to explain the nuances of human cognition and perception brings a sense of wonder to anyone who hears...
    on May 16, 2008 By: Brian Greene Source: Earthtimes (press release)

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