Physiological & Psychological Factors of Cognition


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Cognition includes your ability to _____.

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1. Which of the following would NOT be a typical PHYSIOLOGICAL factor that could affect your thinking?

2. Some people are better able to learn languages than others because _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet provides an evaluation of what you know about cognition and its important influences. You'll review your understanding of physiological and psychological factors as well as define cognition.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The purpose of this quiz and worksheet is to assess what you know about:

  • Defining cognition
  • Typical physiological factors that affect your thinking
  • Why some people are better at learning languages than others
  • What probably happens to your thinking when neural circuits short-circuit and are always conducting

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - see if you remember what cognition is
  • Knowledge application - use what you know about physiological factors that affect cognition to answer a question about it
  • Interpreting information - verify that you read and were able to correctly interpret why some people are better at learning languages than others

Additional Learning

If you would like to review this topic at greater lengths, you can look in the provided lesson, Physiological & Psychological Factors of Cognition. This lesson discusses more about:

  • What cognition includes
  • What physiological factors focus on
  • Common psychological factors that impact cognition
  • What happens to the brain when you learn something new
  • How blood chemistry affects cognition