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What is the meaning of Cognition?

Cognition is the faculty of knowing, perceiving and conceiving (conceptualising). In the context of risk management and decision making, cognition is a capacity that emerges along with consciousness as the awareness of strategic choice. This consciousness occurs at the implicit level, where judgement is being exercised, just as it does at the higher levels where deliberate and conscious choices are made. The key to cognition lies in the development of consciousness (Eden and Spender, 1998: 34) or situational awareness (Klein, 1998).

Books Related to Cognition

Edward M. Hallowell and John J. Ratey, "Delivered from Distraction : Getting the Most out of Life with Attention Deficit Disorder".
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Daniel Goleman, "Emotional Intelligence : Why It Can Matter More Than IQ".
     —More information on Emotional Intelligence : Why It Can Matter More Than IQ


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