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cognitive development

noun
1.
the process of acquiring intelligence and increasingly advanced thought and problem-solving ability from infancy to adulthood.
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  • Researchers link these proteins to changes in humans' cognitive development, physiology and metabolism.
  • Free, imaginative play is crucial for normal social, emotional and cognitive development.
  • Those factors can certainly affect the cognitive development of the children directly involved.
cognitive development in Culture
cognitive development [(kog-nuh-tiv)]

The growth of a person's ability to learn.

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