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Cognitive Development

Cognitive Development

Cognitive development is the process by which the brain develops the abilities to think, learn, reason, and remember.

Cognitive learning is the development of problem-solving abilities, intelligence, and conscious thought.

Last Revised: October 7, 2011

Author: Healthwise Staff

Medical Review: Susan C. Kim, MD - Pediatrics & Louis Pellegrino, MD - Developmental Pediatrics

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