Cognition & Perception
Cognition is the mental act or process of acquiring knowledge and understanding through thought, experience and the senses. Cognitive processes use existing knowledge and generate new knowledge. Cognitive processes are analyzed from different perspectives within different contexts, in a number of fields, including: neuroscience, psychiatry, psychology, education, philosophy, anthropology, biology, and computer science.
Perception is the organization, identification, and interpretation of sensory information in order to represent and understand the presented information, or the environment.
Nine Laws of Cognition
- There are no benefits without costs.
- Action molds perception.
- Feeling comes first.
- The mind can override perception.
- Cognition mirrors perception.
- Spatial thinking is the foundation of abstract thought.
- The mind fills in missing information.
- When thought overflows the mind, the mind puts it into the world.
- We organize the stuff in the world the way we organize the stuff in the mind.