cognitive

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From Latin cognitus, perfect passive participle of cognosco (I know) + adjective suffix -ivus.

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cognitive (comparative more cognitive, superlative most cognitive)

  1. The part of mental functions that deals with logic, as opposed to affective which deals with emotions.
    • 2013 July 9, Joselle DiNunzio Kehoe, “Cognition, brains and Riemann”, plus.maths.org, accessed on 2013-09-08:
      Recent findings in cognitive neuroscience are also beginning to unravel how the body perceives magnitudes through sensory-motor systems. Variations in size, speed, quantity and duration, are registered in the brain by electro-chemical changes in neurons. The neurons that respond to these different magnitudes share a common neural network. In a survey of this research, cognitive neuroscientists Domenica Bueti and Vincent Walsh tell us that the brain does not treat temporal perception, spatial perception and perceived quantity as different.
  2. Intellectual

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French[edit]

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cognitive

  1. feminine form of cognitif

Italian[edit]

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cognitive

  1. feminine plural of cognitivo