Cognitive that which pertains to cognition , the process of knowing and, more precisely, the process of being aware, knowing, thinking, learning and judging. The study of cognition touches on the fields of psychology , linguistics , computer science, neuroscience , mathematics, ethology and philosophy . "Cognitive" comes from the Latin word "cognoscere" which means "to become acquainted with". Cognoscere is made up of "co-" + "gnoscere" which means to come to know. Epistemic is another term for Cognitive.