I am just compiling word lists for my students on www.headmagnet.com.
A very useful site to help students to keep a lot of words in their heads.
The word I have just entered is ‘cognition’.
Here are the definitions I found and supplied:
- the act or process of knowing; perception.
- the product of such a process; something thus known, perceived, etc.
In the Hint section I gave this example:
Television frequently causes a loss of cognition and general decrease in attention span when viewed too often, especially by children.
The question is: will it be OK to change the word ‘cognition’ in the example sentence for the word ‘knowledge’.
Knowing my students, I am sure they will choose ‘knowledge’ for the simplicity’s sake.
Thank you for the time and help.