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Cognition is a concept used in different ways by different disciplines, but is generally accepted to mean the process of thought. For example, in psychology and cognitive science it refers to an information processing view of an individual's psychological functions.
Whole-brain radiotherapy recommended for patients with brain metastases

Whole-brain radiotherapy recommended for patients with brain metastases

New device uses electromagnetic waves to reverse Alzheimer’s

New device uses electromagnetic waves to reverse Alzheimer’s

Exercise may delay brain deterioration in people at high risk for Alzheimer's

Exercise may delay brain deterioration in people at high risk for Alzheimer's

Abnormal gut bacteria linked to poor cognitive performance in vets with PTSD and cirrhosis

Abnormal gut bacteria linked to poor cognitive performance in vets with PTSD and cirrhosis

Habitual tea drinking improves brain health, study shows

Habitual tea drinking improves brain health, study shows

Economic hardship over consecutive years accelerates aging

Economic hardship over consecutive years accelerates aging

Research reveals new molecular mechanisms that contribute to plasticity of the adult brain

Research reveals new molecular mechanisms that contribute to plasticity of the adult brain

Pupil dilation provides clues to future Alzheimer’s risk

Pupil dilation provides clues to future Alzheimer’s risk

Move better, think faster - A fitter body sharpens the mind

Move better, think faster - A fitter body sharpens the mind

New insight and target for Alzheimer’s disease

New insight and target for Alzheimer’s disease

Inactive lifestyle for 20 years associated with two-fold higher odds of premature death

Inactive lifestyle for 20 years associated with two-fold higher odds of premature death

Lab-grown brain organoids and the brains of preemie babies generate similar electrical impulses

Lab-grown brain organoids and the brains of preemie babies generate similar electrical impulses

Study investigates link between social cognition and fatigue, mood in multiple sclerosis

Study investigates link between social cognition and fatigue, mood in multiple sclerosis

Monolinguals living in a linguistically diverse environment have an edge in language learning

Monolinguals living in a linguistically diverse environment have an edge in language learning

Married people less likely to experience dementia, finds study

Married people less likely to experience dementia, finds study

Eye-tracking tests may help identify people at high risk of developing Alzheimer's disease

Eye-tracking tests may help identify people at high risk of developing Alzheimer's disease

Poor handgrip may be a sign of impaired cognition and memory in older Americans

Poor handgrip may be a sign of impaired cognition and memory in older Americans

Cultural factors influence Chinese Americans' health, study reveals

Cultural factors influence Chinese Americans' health, study reveals

Amyloid PET scan is not an effective method for measuring severity, progression of Alzheimer's

Amyloid PET scan is not an effective method for measuring severity, progression of Alzheimer's

UC Berkeley awarded $47 million grant to study how healthy lifestyle changes the aging brain

UC Berkeley awarded $47 million grant to study how healthy lifestyle changes the aging brain