What is cognition?
Cognition is the act of knowing or thinking. It includes the ability to choose, understand, remember and use information. Cognition includes:
Attention and concentration.
Processing and understanding information.
Planning, organizing, and assembling.
Reasoning, problem-solving, decision-making, and judgment.
Controlling impulses and desires and being patient.
How does TBI affect cognition and what can be done about it?
After a TBI it is common for people to have problems with attention, concentration, speech and language, learning and memory, reasoning, planning and problem-solving.