Cognition

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  • Theories Of Extended Cognition

    I, and it seems a lot of philosophers do as well, have a great deal of trouble with getting a handle on what Cognition is. René Descartes states that the mind is ultimately the bit that thinks about thinking, his oft quoted “I think therefore I am” is a case in point. I also think that to have cognition one must also have intentionality, in that something must drive or exist in the conscious that supports the thoughts, beliefs, desires, hopes. This is what is missing from the aids to thought or mental states which is extended cognition. The central tenets of extended cognition are that cognition extends out of the mind and body. This is taking cognition beyond just embodied cognition where the body also plays a part in cognition. Philosophers…

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  • Benefits Vigilance And Cognition

    either input task itself, gait stability, or both (Malcom et al., 2015). This shows the importance of attention in cognitive function. With ageing there has been research which found adult brains have reduced cognitive flexibility to manage more than one task at a time. This shows that as we age, we have reduced vigilance. As cited in Malcom et al., (2015) defines vigilance as “the capacity to maintain attention over time and the ability to respond appropriately to relevant stimuli.” Research…

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  • Asch's Theory Of Human Cognition

    Cognition, as defined in our notes, is the “mental processes related to acquisition, storage, and retrieval” (Frank P. Gengaro, Ph.D., MSW, M.A., LCSW, SI, TM, TM, TL, TMC, TTP). This basically means that cognition has a huge part in acquiring information and storing the information in an efficient way so that we can access it whenever we need to. The main way that we study human cognition is through the humanistic perspective. The humanistic perspective suggests that we are social creatures who…

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  • Implicit Social Cognition Essay

    1. Greenwald, A. G., & Banaji, M. R. (1995). Implicit social cognition: Attitudes, self-esteem, and stereotypes. Psychological Review, 102(1), 4-27. doi:10.1037//0033-295x.102.1.4 Overview: social cognition is the bases for implicit influences grounded in reinforced behavior. This leads to stereotypes, and prejudices which produces discrimination. The three major categorizes that are heavily impacted by implicit cognition is attitude, self-esteem, and stereotypes. A. Social behavior now,…

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  • Interrelation Between Cognition And Physiology

    The cognitive level of analysis is basically the way psychology study the way the brain processes cognitive mechanisms, such as perception, thinking, problem solving, memory, language and attention. Cognition refers to the mental representation of the world of and individual, the way it receives and processes the information. Cognitive processes such as emotions have been studied in terms of cognitive and biological factors. On the other hand, physiology is know for being the biological…

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  • Meta-Cognition Influence On Interpersonal Behavior

    verbal responses but also facial and body cues. Many factors influence how a person interacts with others around them, two being meta-cognition and social cognition. Each has their own facets that impact different areas of interpersonal behaviors. Meta-cognition concerns the process in which cognition is manipulated to fulfill the needs of the person (Frith, 2012). Its more common definition is that it is an awareness of cognitive thought and its processes. Meta-cognition has two forms, which…

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  • Annotated Bibliography: Bonobo Social Cognition

    Annotated Bibliography: Bonobo Social Cognition Introduction: This annotated bibliography was conducted to understand social cognition and interactions within Pan paniscus, commonly known as bonobos. This is a topic that interested me because I was intrigued by the social behaviors of bonobos, which we slightly explored in a previous assignment. Each resource was selected to further explore speech, alliances, empathy, and various other social responses in bonobos. Clay, Z., & de Waal, B. M.…

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  • Arthur Glenberg Embodied Cognition

    Embodied cognition is the possibility of unification of neural networks in our brain and direct interaction with the physical world. The body contains, regulates, and shapes the nature of mental activity. Arthur Glenberg argues that our brains guide the body for interacting with the social world (1). When a situation arises, one must analyze and produce a solution given the abilities that the body can perform. For example, when a human is threatened by violence, they do not have a shell to…

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  • Social Cognition

    Cognition has an impact on a lot of different areas such as: attention, perception, memory, problem solving and even production of language. This process focuses on the human behavior and how we think and behave. Psychologists often attempt to come up with an explanation for human behavior and then try to generalize that behavior to fit them with everyone’s behavior. However, people who have schizophrenia have a harder time to showing the basics of social cognition. Schizophrenia patients have…

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  • Personal Cognition

    Obesity is now not only an epidemic in America but a worldwide public-health crisis with increasing high cost for the economy and poor medical consequences. Recent study shows that more than 90% of people asked say that individuals and parents are somewhat or completely to blame for the rise of obesity. But what make one person more or less responsible than other. When we divide the world into groups according to their gender, income, background, race, we can see a clear difference that would…

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