Cognition is ...

A cognitive processes is .... For example, attention, memory, perception, language, and metacognition.

Cognition is affected by sleep and certain drugs, like caffeine.


1   Study

1.1   Cognitive psychology

The study of cognition is called cognitive psychology, a branch of psychology.

1.2   Cognitive science

Cognitive science is the interdisciplinary scientific study of the mind and its processes. Cognitive scientists try to describe and explain the human ability to think.

Cognitive science includes:

2   Measurement

3   Health

Mental illness is a general term for a group of illnesses. A mental illness can be mild, moderate or sever, temporary or prolonged.

4   Metacognition

Metacognition is cognition about cognition. It includes knowledge about when and how to use particular strategies for learning or problem solving.

5   History

Writing on metacognition can be traced back at least as far as De Anima by Aristotle.

6   Structure

There are generally two components of metacognition:

Related to competence.

7   Further reading