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COMPONENTS OF COGNITIVE EVALUATION

INTERRELATIONSHIP OF COGNITION, MOTIVATION, AFFECT


functions involving left hemisphere:
vigilance, narrow focus, detail, anxiety
working memory
sustained, vigilant, non distracted attention
language,
sequential, rule governed thinking
learning through insight vs repetition

functions involving right hemisphere:
intuition
exploration
global properties
arousal
visual spatial reasoning
pattern recognition
concept formation
aspects of problem solving

functions involving frontal inhibition:
tracking
planning
self control
self monitoring
self regulation
"executive functions" (see problems with theories of executive functions)

memory

abstract reasoning

intelligence (vs IQ)
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