Generalised cognition refers to those aspects of the mind and mental functioning that reality itself uses to evolve. The human mind consists of aspects which presumably serve no more general function than survival benefit and as such have been engineered by evolutionary forces e.g. the perception of smell, the emotion of fear. However there are other aspects of mind which ,according to the CTMU, have been inherited from the more general mental functioning of the universe as a whole e.g. logic . Those aspects are known as generalised cognition. Generalised cognition forms and processes the distributed syntax of the SCSPL.
In fact, all information processing in reality can be regarded as generalized cognition. This is because the CTMU is a theory of reality as mind, and cognition is just the specific form of information processing that occurs in a mind.