Modulation of the Imaginary Perceptive Maps and Its Effect on the Cognitive Attitude of Medical Students

Conference: The Barcelona Conference on Education (BCE2022)
Title: Modulation of the Imaginary Perceptive Maps and Its Effect on the Cognitive Attitude of Medical Students
Stream: Mind, Brain & Psychology: Human Emotional & Cognitive Development & Outcomes within Educational Contexts
Presentation Type: Oral Presentation
Nikhil Kumar, European University, Georgia
Lolita Shengelia, Ilia State University, Georgia


The perception maps affect the analysis process of information which is base on an individual’s previous exposure and purpose of events that influence the cognitive attitude, i.e. the response to the facts. The processing of external sensory inputs is formulated and encapsulated at different mind levels in the form of various experience modules (Pylyshyn, 1999; Raftopoulos, 2015). This study aims to investigate when these perception domains are resilient to changes in adverse conditions, regulates cognitive dimensions positively. We tested this hypothesis of self-modification by devising SPIMA technique by combining different elements of cognitive therapy. Forty medical students with South Asian ethnic status from age 19 to 26 (M=22.5, SD=2.44) were selected voluntarily without gender discrimination and assigned to their respective group of problems that participants identified to occur in the therapeutic environment. Then they completed a 15 item questionnaire and group discussion and counseling session on problems. Results (based on quantitative analysis including t-test and f-ratio, and descriptive analysis) showed when participants could recognize problems and open to self-improvement, and respond accordingly, have a positive impact on cognitive attitude. The research data reflects when perception involves the analysis of situations through various domains of self learning, produces resilience in cognitive behavior which provides an opportunity to acquire reflective and flexible knowledge that is needed to adopt according to the demand of situation. The categorization of problems in well structured format increases the intrinsic motivation and foster the flexibility of thinking that permits the participants to appraise the knowledge.

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