Area of Focus: Cognitive

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Introduction

Cognitive is the mental process of thought, perception, reasoning, intuition, and memory. Sufferers may experience confusional states, acute memory disorders, delirium, encephalopathy, dementia, organic brain syndrome, psychosis, or toxic delirium.

Reference Books

There are several excellent books related to the mental process of thought, perception, reasoning, intuition, and memory. See the suggested reading list for general information and detailed reference books for your library.

Resources

Relevant News

"The Brains Behind Writer's Block: New views of the muse", by William J. Cromie, Harvard News Office. This January 29, 2004 article presents neurologist Alice Flaherty's personal experience with "Hypergraphia"; an exaggerated desire to write (or create in other media) and discusses other emotional and physical disorders that affect the frontal and temporal lobe activity and how they can affect creativity.

A related article about Alice Flaherty's hypergraphia is in the New Scientist magazine in "Creativity special: Just got to write this down" by neurologist Alice Flaherty, 29 October 2005, magazine issue 2523.

Paper, "ADHD, Memory, and Executive Function," by Louise I. Keeton, University of North Texas, summer 2003. (120 K .pdf accessible)

Abstract:
ADHD is a neurobiological disorder. The anatomy of the brain in patients with ADHD is different from non-ADHD patients. In addition to attention, working memory and executive function are also negatively affected.

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