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 control and inhibition

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

cognitive abilities

memory
attention

abstract reasoning
intelligence (vs IQ)