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  1. Introduction
  2. Cognitive processing
  3. Cognitive functions
  4. Cognitive operations
  5. The change in behaviors
  6. Conclusion
  7. References

The human brain is an extremely multifaceted organ. It not only holds the mysterious entity referred to as the human consciousness, it additionally arbitrates particular behaviors. The configuration of the brain and its advanced cognitive operations are the creation of many centuries of evolution and adaptive necessities. Cognitive processing is the function of obtaining novel or current information, accumulating the information in the memory, and implementing the information that has been retrieved.

[...] Both the left and right sides of the brain control specific aspects of functioning and behavior. The right hemisphere governs aptitudes and capabilities such as visual imagery and recognition. The left governs abilities such as interpretation of information and the ability to solve problems. ?Traumatic brain injury? can drastically influence numerous cognitive and mental abilities. Physical problems can consist of walking, sense of balance, dexterity, fine motor skills, and stamina. Cognitive problems related to verbal communication, processing of information, recollection, and assessment abilities are frequent. [...]


[...] ?Complex cognitive functions arise from the coordinated action of many parts of the brain, in much the same way that a piece of music may reflect the coordinated action of many musicians within an ensemble? (Center for the neural basis of cognition, 2009). In conclusion, it is not a surprising fact that the brain is considered to be one of, if not the most fascinating yet elusive organs of the body. The cognitive functions of the brain alone are so [...]

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