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Cognition



Cognition refers to the functions and processes of the brain involved in thinking, language, perception, imagination, planning, problem-solving, comprehension, and memory. Cognitive psychology studies how these processes work in our brains and inform our well-being in life. Cognition is an extremely complex process that takes place every second of every day, allowing us to easily navigate a myriad of ideas, duties, activities, and relationships. Ultimately, cognition can affect our health, attitudes, connections, and how we draw meaning from life.

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How Language Shapes the Way We Think | Lera Boroditsky

There are about 7,000 languages spoken around the world—and they all have different sounds, vocabularies and structures.

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Thinking, Fast and Slow

In the international bestseller, Thinking, Fast and Slow, Daniel Kahneman, the renowned psychologist and winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics, takes us on a groundbreaking tour of the mind and explains the two systems that drive the way we think.

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Cognition

Psychological research on cognition focuses not just on thinking, but also on attention, the creation and storage of memories, knowledge acquisition and retention, language learning, and logical reasoning.

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FindCenterThe world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking.

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How Your Brain’s Executive Function Works—and How to Improve It | Sabine Doebel

You use your brain’s executive function every day—it’s how you do things like pay attention, plan ahead and control impulses.

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The Embodied Mind: Cognitive Science and Human Experience

This classic book, first published in 1991, was one of the first to propose the “embodied cognition” approach in cognitive science. It pioneered the connections between phenomenology and science and between Buddhist practices and science—claims that have since become highly influential.

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Nurtured by Nature

Psychological research is advancing our understanding of how time in nature can improve our mental health and sharpen our cognition.

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Biohack Your Brain: How to Boost Cognitive Health, Performance and Power

Your brain is the most essential organ in your body. The brain and spinal cord are intimately connected to every bodily system and organ, so when it is balanced everything in your body and mind will function more efficiently.

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What Is Cognition?

Our cognitive processes have a wide-ranging impact that influences everything from our daily life to our overall health.

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The 7 Worst Habits for Your Brain

Bad choices and everyday missteps could harm your cognition. Here’s how to combat several of them.

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