What is Cognition?

Cognition is a term that refers to the underlying brain skills that make it possible for a person to acquire and use information so that the person can adapt to their environment. Cognitive skills are interconnected, and most of our functions depend on several of these skills working together. Changes in cognition also impact other areas, like language, perception, mood and emotion, and physical ability.

In this section, we’ll cover the components of cognition, which include:

  • Attention
  • Memory
  • New Learning
  • Planning
  • Organization
  • Sequencing
  • Initiation
  • Processing Speed
  • Judgement
  • Problem Solving
  • Insight
  • Self Regulation