Augmenting Cognition by Idan Segev, Henry Markram

By Idan Segev, Henry Markram

The Human mind is simply 100,000 years outdated. but, this newly advanced organ endows us with special inventive functions past all different dwelling creatures, together with the present to appreciate itself. As our very survival and luck in lifestyles relies on using our brain’s energy, severe efforts have started world wide to appreciate the mind, reverse-engineer it or even increase its ability. in the direction of this finish we harness each trick within the ebook of arithmetic, physics, chemistry, pharmacology, biology, psychology, in addition to machine technology, info sciences, and engineering – giving upward push to the start to the recent AugCog Era.

The new AugCog learn box specializes in the improvement of scientifically-based rigorous methods, together with brain-computer interfaces and using a variety of medicinal drugs, for restoring and augmenting cognition. the sector comprises the learn of the connection among easy operational states of the mind, reminiscent of sleep, or day-by-day actions akin to dance and their influence on augmenting cognitive capabilities.

This booklet confronts our access into the AugCog Era via a sequence of contributions from the world’s most sensible recognize specialists. The e-book is split into sections, the 1st of which discusses cutting-edge methodologies; and the final offer a few standpoint at the social and moral concerns. those elements are separated via an interlude in cognition, the place a desirable tale of the savant syndrome is told.

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1), which is commonly used to assess executive dysfunction. 2). 1). 1), which have a lot in common with [25] Chein JM, Morrison AB. “Expanding the mind’s workspace: Training and transfer effects with a complex working memory span task” Psychonomic Bulletin & Review 2010;17(2):193-199. [26] Solberg M, Mateer C. Cognitive Rehabilitation. New York: The Guilford Press, 2001. [27] Owen AM. et al. “Putting brain training to the test” Nature 2010;465:775-778. 11 10:18 Page51 games such as What are you doing?

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1e-19, uncorrected) contrasting word typing during internally-driven and externallydriven blocks, are presented on the medial and lateral surfaces of an inflated cortex. Prominent activations are demonstrated in the right and left anterior cingulate cortex, pre-supplementary motor area and supplementary motor area, as well as Broca’s area and additional regions of the left lateral prefrontal cortex [41]. 54 [35] Jaeggi SM, Buschkuehl M, Jonides J, Perrig WJ. “Improving fluid intelligence with training on working memory” PNAS 2008;105:6829– 6833.

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