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  • cognitive development
  • How severely is cognitive function impaired?
  • Some people are more affected by cognitive distraction.
  • Did he have the cognitive capacity to form the specific intent?

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  • It still remains true that as a set of cognitive beliefs about the existence of God in any recognizable sense continuous with the great systems of the past, religious doctrines constitute a speculative hypothesis of an extremely low order of probability.
    Sidney Hook
  • Even before he could fully compute his surroundings, before all the information traveled through the nerve wires and cognitive functions of his brain, he knew that everything was wrong.
    James Dashner  --  The Scorch Trials
  • Mapping your cognitive and physiological responses to build a blueprint for the potential cure.
    James Dashner  --  The Death Cure
  • "Well, that’s kind of complicated, Lizbeth, but essentially Wonderland records a virtual map of your cognitive functions."
    Rick Yancey  --  The 5th Wave
  • Every two weeks we’ll do blood work, cognitive tests, reflexes, a quick eye exam, and a rotating retinue of more exotic tests, like MRIs and such."
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • He had cognitive impairments that suggested some organic brain damage and behavioral problems that suggested schizophrenia and other serious mental illness.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy

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  • Of all the systems of the body—neurological, cognitive, special, sensory—the cardiological system is the most sensitive and easily disturbed.
    Lauren Oliver  --  Delirium
  • I thought speaking in primal terms would be the quickest route to your cognitive functions.
    Eoin Colfer  --  Artemis Fowl
  • The affinities can be unusual cognitive skills, like reading minds or having visions and being able to predict the future.
    P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast  --  Marked
  • Through it all, he continued to read deeply in philosophy, mathematics, and physics as he worked on a sprawling treatise he calls the " C T M U " , t h e "Cognitive Theoretic Model of the Universe."
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
  • My cognitive functions, which had been marginal before, instantly went into a nose dive.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
  • That’s not to say that there aren’t raging hormones in adolescents, but there’s also a paucity of the cognitive controls that are necessary for mature behavior.’
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • Kant had also left behind him a sharp distinction between the cognitive ’I’ and nature ’in itself.’
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • Jennings Bryant, an educational researcher at the University of Alabama, conducted a study of 120 children, comparing the performance of regular Blue’s Clues watchers to watchers of other educational shows on a series of cognitive tests.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  The Tipping Point
  • Doing something with one hand and not the other becomes very difficult…… At 175, we begin to see an absolute breakdown of cognitive processing…… The forebrain shuts down, and the mid-brain—the part of your brain that is the same as your dog’s (all mammals have that part of the brain)—reaches up and hijacks the forebrain.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Blink
  • Gumptionology 101…An examination of affective, cognitive and psychomotor blocks in the perception of Quality relationships…3 cr,Vll,MWF.
    Robert M. Pirsig  --  Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
  • The first plane is that of waking experience: cognitive of the hard, gross facts of an outer universe, illuminated by the light of the sun, and common to all.
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces
  • HIV causes cognitive impairment—a permanent loss of memory and concentration.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Change of Heart
  • Doctors administered tests of her cognitive skills, and she did poorly on those that measure memory and recognition.
    Dave Eggers  --  Zeitoun
  • Sleep deprivation dulled all Heidi’s edges, but especially the cognitive ones.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Along for the Ride
  • That meant that she still had her cognitive abilities somewhat intact and was not going to end up a vegetable.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest
  • Mr. Tappan’s indignation has obviously affected his cognitive abilities and clouded his grasp of the facts.
    Alexs Pate  --  Amistad
  • I was temperamentally better suited to a cognitive discipline, to an introspective field—internal medicine, or perhaps psychiatry.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • Back then, I thought memory was a deliberate, cognitive process, like remembering multiplication tables, or lyrics, or where the keys were.
    Jay Allison, et al.  --  This I Believe II
  • The technique purports to create imaginary characters who perfectly fit the targeted age group’s level of cognitive and neurological development.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • "was the single most important article ever written that debunked the pervasive linguistic fallacies associated with cognitive-deficit hypotheses"—that is, the fallacy that speakers of Black English were somehow mentally backward.
    Robert MacNeil and William Crane  --  Do You Speak American?
  • Cognitive ability.
    James Patterson  --  The Angel Experiment
  • High-tech companies like Google or Microsoft carefully measure the cognitive abilities of prospective employees out of the same belief: they are convinced that those at the very top of the IQ scale have the greatest potential.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
  • —From The Roots and Repercussions of Amor Deliria Nervosa on Cognitive Functioning, 4th edition, by Dr. Phillip Berryman
    Lauren Oliver  --  Delirium
  • "Divorced people who suffer depression and complain of cognitive dysfunction may be expressing the loss of their external memory systems," he writes.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  The Tipping Point
  • Rest also presented particular opportunities for strengthening cognitive and analytical skills.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
  • The second plane is that of dream experience: cognitive of the fluid, subtle forms of a private interior world, self-luminous and of one substance with the dreamer.
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces
  • There are abrupt limits to the number of cognitive categories we can make and the number of people we can truly love and the number of acquaintances we can truly know.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  The Tipping Point
  • The temporal gap between the arousal of the socioemotional system, which is an early adolescent development, and the full maturation of the cognitive control system, which occurs later, creates a period of heightened vulnerability to risk taking during middle adolescence.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • As the course description of gumptionology indicated, this internal part of the field can be broken down into three main types of internal gumption traps: those that block affective understanding, called "value traps"; those that block cognitive understanding, called "truth traps"; and those that block psychomotor behavior, called "muscle traps."
    Robert M. Pirsig  --  Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
  • "Anyway, we talked about how increased levels of brain activity actually quicken the pace of destruction—it’s called cognitive destruction.
    James Dashner  --  The Death Cure
  • As we later explained to the Court, experts had come to the following conclusion: "A rapid and dramatic increase in dopaminergic activity within the socioemotional system around the time of puberty" drives the young adolescent toward increased sensation-seeking and risk-taking; "this increase in reward seeking precedes the structural maturation of the cognitive control system and its connections to areas of the socioemotional system.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
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