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Cognitive Operation

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Definition of the noun cognitive operation

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  1. (psychology) the performance of some composite cognitive activity; an operation that affects mental contents

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Google previewDictionary of Cognitive Science (2004)

Neuroscience, Psychology, Artificial Intelligence, Linguistics, and Philosophy by Olivier Houdé, Daniel Kayser, Olivier Koenig, Director of Research at Fondation Pierre-Gilles de Gennes Pour La Recherche Joelle Proust, Joëlle Proust, François Rastier

To build a model of cognitive functioning, one must identify these processes and define how the appropriate subsystems are organized and interrelated in order to accomplish a given cognitive operation. The model thus describes a set of ...

Google previewAdvances in the Theory of the Lexicon (2006)

by Dieter Wunderlich

According to the invariance assumption commonly accepted in functional neuroimaging, the mapping between a cognitive operation and its neural substrate is invariant, such that a specific cognitive function will be instantiated in the brain in ...

Google previewWhere Lexicon and Syntax Meet (2001)

by Doris Schönefeld

lexical items with that of the construction, but is a result of "conceptual blending ": Conceptual blending - "blending" - is a general cognitive operation on a par with analogy, recursion, mental modeling, conceptual categorization, and framing .

Google previewThe Routledge Pragmatics Encyclopedia (2010)

by Louise Cummings

Blending theorists argue that this process of conceptual integration or blending is a general and basic cognitive operation, which is central to the way we think. VYVYAN EVANS See also: Cognitive anthropology; cognitive pragmatics; ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Stylistics (2014)

by Katie Wales

is seen as a basic cognitive operation for creating new meanings: a kind of conceptual integration: hence conceptual integration or blending theory, or even mental spaces and conceptual integration (MSCI). It can be most obviously seen in ...


by Franz Pochhacker

is a cognitive operation based on ( nonverbal) sense, the purpose of which is to convey speakers' messages to listeners who do not understand the original language. IT, sometimes called the ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Sleep and Dreams: The Evolution, Function, Nature, and Mysteries of Slumber [2 volumes] (2012)

The Evolution, Function, Nature, and Mysteries of Slumber by Deirdre Barrett, Patrick McNamara Ph.D.

Instead they are the special creative products ofa special cognitive operation that engages most fully when we are in REM. The involuntary nature ofthe dreaming process may be related to these specialized cognitive creations of REM sleep.

Google previewEncyclopedia of the Sciences of Learning (2011)

by Norbert M. Seel

Maturational approach: According to this perspective, the emerging ability to perform a cognitive operation is associated with a brain region “coming online.” The maturational approach is closely related to nativist perspective, according to ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Research Design (2010)

by Neil J. Salkind

As a result, explicitly modeling the cognitive operation involved in answering specific item types has blossomed as a means of evaluating construct validity, at least in areas in which the underlying cognitive mechanisms are well understood.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Creativity, Two-Volume Set (1999)

by Steven R. Pritzker

One way distributed reasoning works is for one scientist to perform one type of cognitive process such as an induction and another scientist performed another cognitive operation such as a deduction to build a new theory or model. Sometimes ...

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