Cognitive consonance

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Have patience with me, this entry is under constuction and is my biggest thesis ever. - Russell Wright

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In music, a consonance (Latin com-, "with" + sonare, "to sound") is a harmony, chord, or interval considered stable, as opposed to a dissonance (Latin dis-, "apart" + sonare, "to sound") — considered unstable (or temporary, transitional). The strictest definition of consonance may be only those sounds that are pleasant, while the most general definition includes any sounds used freely. The term cognition (Latin: cognoscere, "to know", "to conceptualize" or "to recognize") refers to a faculty for the processing of information, applying knowledge, and changing preferences. Cognition is the scientific term for "the process of thought". Usage of the term varies in different disciplines; for example in psychology and cognitive science, it usually refers to an information processing view of an individual's psychological functions. Other interpretations of the meaning of cognition link it to the development of concepts; individual minds, groups, and organizations.

In the sense that Cognitive dissonance explains several self-justified and irrational human behaviors, Russell Wright of Theme Zoom LLC has proposed the inclusion of cognitive consonance as necessary to implicate the intrinsic happiness as described by Dan Gilbert of MIT and author of the book called Stumbling On Happiness. Furthermore it is proposed by Russell that there is a state of intrinsic happiness available to all beings called Cosmic Cognitive Consonance (CCC). In this condition happiness is intrinsic and not extrinsic.

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