ISSN Print: 2277-4343
Article: IMPACT OF PRAKRITI ON COGNITION AND WORKING MEMORY: A REVIEW
Article Category: Review articles
Author: Gupta Shilpy *, Kumar Vijendra
Abstract: State of body and mind depends upon individual Prakriti (type of body constitution). Medha is grasping power, for which proper functioning of memory and mind is essential. Medha includes Dhee (wisdom), Dhriti (retaining power of mind) and Smriti (memory) which are the component of higher mental function. Cognition involves different kind of information processing, recollection and overall process involved in the formation of memory. Working memory is a mental workspace for processing of both new input and retrieved memories. Dosha decide the Sharirik (bodily constitution) and Mansik Prakriti (psychological constitution) of individual. It helps to understand and describe individual health status and intelligence like characteristics. Prakriti have an effect on the working of higher mental function, every individual has its own constitution type and hence mental function works differently according to its constitution.
Keyword: Cognition, Working Memory, Medha, Prakriti, Dosha.