The Symbol Relations cognitive function is responsible for understanding and connecting ideas and processing complex relationships and concepts necessary for comprehension.
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Think of an idea or a concept or a puzzle we are trying to understand. It is made up of a series of elements or facts that may seem random at first. Not until they are connected is the meaning revealed, providing us with that ‘aha’ moment of understanding and insight.
The idea, concept or puzzle can be simple or complex, made up of a few or many elements. When they are connected, understanding is reached. Symbol Relations is the ability to connect those elements, to see that the connections are all related, allowing us to reach a logical and meaningful synthesis or conclusion using the information presented.
In the example above, it can be as simple as understanding – What is a cat?