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Why is cognitive functioning crucial to everyday existence?

Why is cognitive functioning crucial to everyday existence, and How does cognitive functioning enhance diversity?

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Cognition: The Thinking Animal, 3e
ISBN: 0131736884 Author: Daniel Willingham
copyright ?2007 Prentice Hall, Inc. A Pearson Education Company

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1. Why is cognitive functioning crucial to everyday existence, and how does cognitive functioning enhance diversity?

Cognition refers to a range of high-level brain functions, including the ability to learn and remember information; organize, plan, and problem-solve; focus, maintain, and shift attention as necessary; understanding and using language; accurately perceive the environment, and perform calculations (http://www.nationalmssociety.org/about-multiple-sclerosis/symptoms/cognitive-function/index.aspx). These higher level brain function are referred to cognitive functioning. ...

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