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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.
Researchers develop new technique to capture neuron activity

Researchers develop new technique to capture neuron activity

Study shows link between metabolic syndrome and risk of cognitive disorders

Study shows link between metabolic syndrome and risk of cognitive disorders

Greater muscle strength linked to better cognitive function in older people

Greater muscle strength linked to better cognitive function in older people

Anti-seizure drug could have beneficial effect in patients with mild Alzheimer's disease

Anti-seizure drug could have beneficial effect in patients with mild Alzheimer's disease

Cognitive decline may be prevented using interventions but may be inadequate says report

Cognitive decline may be prevented using interventions but may be inadequate says report

Frequent sex linked to higher cognitive function in seniors

Frequent sex linked to higher cognitive function in seniors

Extra virgin olive oil protects memory and helps prevent Alzheimer’s

Extra virgin olive oil protects memory and helps prevent Alzheimer’s

Researchers find link between lutein levels in the eye and cognition, achievement in childhood

Researchers find link between lutein levels in the eye and cognition, achievement in childhood

Uncontrolled brain activity may lead to memory and attentional impairments, review suggests

Uncontrolled brain activity may lead to memory and attentional impairments, review suggests

Radiation therapy critical to treating brain tumors, but linked to significant adverse effects

Radiation therapy critical to treating brain tumors, but linked to significant adverse effects

Moderate drinking is associated with decline in brain health, claim researchers

Moderate drinking is associated with decline in brain health, claim researchers

Study uncovers crucial piece into why playing a musical instrument can protect brain health

Study uncovers crucial piece into why playing a musical instrument can protect brain health

Studies provide in-depth understanding about cognitive, physical function of U.S. Chinese older adults

Studies provide in-depth understanding about cognitive, physical function of U.S. Chinese older adults

Cognitive tests can detect early Alzheimer's in people without symptoms, study suggests

Cognitive tests can detect early Alzheimer's in people without symptoms, study suggests

Study finds similar risk of suicide among adolescents with alcohol, drug or violence related injuries and who self-harm

Study finds similar risk of suicide among adolescents with alcohol, drug or violence related injuries and who self-harm

Scientists identify key gene in 22q11.2 that contributes to genitourinary birth defects

Scientists identify key gene in 22q11.2 that contributes to genitourinary birth defects

Researchers aim to explore role of physical activity on aging trajectories of the brain

Researchers aim to explore role of physical activity on aging trajectories of the brain

Dual-task gait testing can be effective predictor of dementia, study shows

Dual-task gait testing can be effective predictor of dementia, study shows

Study opens door to possibility that nutritional intervention could prevent Alzheimer's disease

Study opens door to possibility that nutritional intervention could prevent Alzheimer's disease

Scientists to develop drugs for treating cognitive deficits in Huntington's disease sufferers

Scientists to develop drugs for treating cognitive deficits in Huntington's disease sufferers