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Definition the process of thinking
  • She thinks working on the puzzles improves her cognition.
  • There can be no knowledge without emotion. We may be aware of a truth, yet until we have felt its force, it is not ours. To the cognition of the brain must be added the experience of the soul.
    Arnold Bennett
  • The idea was that if insight involves a fundamentally different type of cognition, then problem-solving by insight should recruit brain areas and mechanisms different from those recruited in problem-solving without insight.
    John Kounios
  • This consciousness is a source of self-cognition quite apart from and independent of reason.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • But he believed he could prove their absolute validity by showing that in reality we are talking about the laws of human cognition.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie's World
  • It is the framework of cognition.
    Neal Stephenson  --  Snow Crash
  • In deep sleep, declare the Hindus, the self is unified and blissful; therefore deep sleep is called the cognitional state.
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces
  • Carmen says that the way Chicano English developed tells us something about language, cognition, and the human brain.
    Robert MacNeil and William Crane  --  Do You Speak American?
  • Then, in a wave of horror, he had one final cognition.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • One action of hers, however, brought him to full cognition.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Jude the Obscure
  • I think we are innately suspicious of this kind of rapid cognition.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Blink
  • She wondered whether this was what one felt while awaiting a verdict of death: no fear, no anger, no concern, nothing but the icy detachment of light without heat or of cognition without values.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • Taking her from behind while she knelt, thrusting into the cleft between those smooth white globes, I suddenly clenched my eyes shut and, I remember, thought in a weird seizure of cognition of the necessity of redefining "joy,"
    William Styron  --  Sophie's Choice
  • It had not escaped me that a number of the books on Dave's shelves had titles with the word sex in them: Adolescent Sexuality, Sex and Cognition, Patterns of Sexual Deviance and —my favorite: Out of the Shadows: Understanding Sexual Addiction.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • Because we are often careless with our powers of rapid cognition.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Blink
  • But we do, and if we can control the environment in which rapid cognition takes place, then we can control rapid cognition.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Blink
  • But we do, and if we can control the environment in which rapid cognition takes place, then we can control rapid cognition.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Blink
  • Some turned to watch her go, their blank expressions turning slowly to a foreboding cognition as she moved toward the door.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • The Hassassin smirked, clearly enjoying Langdon's sickening cognition.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • They aren't always as obvious and spectacular as other breakdowns in rapid cognition.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Blink

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