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Cognitive enhancement : an interdisciplinary perspective

Author: Elisabeth Hildt; Andreas G Franke
Publisher: Dordrecht ; New York : Springer, ©2013.
Series: Trends in augmentation of human performance.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Cognitive enhancement is the use of drugs, biotechnological strategies or other means by healthy individuals aiming at the improvement of cognitive functions such as vigilance, concentration or memory without any medical need. In particular, the use of pharmacological substances (caffeine, prescription drugs or illicit drugs) has received considerable attention during the last few years. Currently, however, little  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Congresses
Electronic books
Material Type: Conference publication, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Elisabeth Hildt; Andreas G Franke
ISBN: 9789400762534 9400762534 9400762526 9789400762527
OCLC Number: 840482726
Notes: "This book is a collection of contributions to the conference "Cognitive enhancement," which was held from 21 Februrary until 1 March 2011 at the University of Mainz, Germany."--Preface.
Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Medical and Psychosocial Aspects of Cognitive Enhancement --
Pharmacological Neuroenhancement: Substances and Epidemiology / Andreas G. Franke, Klaus Lieb --
Psychopharmacological Neuroenhancement: Evidence on Safety and Efficacy / Dimitris Repantis --
A Bubble of Enthusiasm: How Prevalent Is the Use of Prescription Stimulants for Cognitive Enhancement? / Bradley Partridge --
Modeling the Effects of Modafinil on Selective Attention Electroencephalographic Neural Correlates / Carlos Trenado --
Behavioral Neuroenhancement / Martin Dresler --
The Influence of Sports on Cognitive Task Performance --
A Critical Overview / Pavel Dietz --
The Human Experiment: How We Won't Win the Rat Race. What Can We Learn from Brain Stimulation in Humans and Rats About Enhancing the Functional Neurobiology of Higher Cognitive Functions? / Colleen A. Dockery --
Philosophical and Ethical Aspects of Cognitive Enhancement --
Better Brains or Bitter Brains? The Ethics of Neuroenhancement / Kirsten Brukamp --
Cognitive Enhancement --
To What End? / Michael Hauskeller --
Nano-bionic Devices for the Purpose of Cognitive Enhancement: Toward a Preliminary Ethical Framework / Frédéric Gilbert --
Cognitive-Enhancing Drugs, Behavioral Training and the Mechanism of Cognitive Enhancement / Emma Peng Chien --
What Is Cognitive Enhancement and Is It Justified to Point Out This Kind of Enhancement Within the Ethical Discussion? / Roland Kipke --
No Pain, No Gain? Objections to the Use of Cognitive Enhancement on the Basis of Its Potential Effects on the Value of Achievement / Lisa Forsberg --
Does the Cognitive Enhancement Debate Call for a Renewal of the Deliberative Role of Bioethics? / Cynthia Forlini, Eric Racine --
Sociological, Political and Legal Aspects of Cognitive Enhancement --
The Biopolitics of Cognitive Enhancement / Peter B. Reiner --
Are We Heading Towards an 'Enhancement Society'? / Armin Grunwald --
Leveling the Playing Field: Fairness in the Cognitive Enhancement Debate / Greta Wagner --
My Mind Is Mine!? Cognitive Liberty as a Legal Concept / Jan-Christoph Bublitz --
Cognitive Enhancement and Criminal Behavior / Elizabeth Shaw --
Enhanced Control and Criminal Responsibility --
John Danaher.
Series Title: Trends in augmentation of human performance.
Responsibility: Elisabeth Hildt, Andreas G. Franke, editord.
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Cognitive enhancement is the use of drugs, biotechnological strategies or other means by healthy individuals aiming at the improvement of cognitive functions such as vigilance, concentration or memory without any medical need. In particular, the use of pharmacological substances (caffeine, prescription drugs or illicit drugs) has received considerable attention during the last few years. Currently, however, little is known concerning the use of cognitive enhancers, their effects in healthy individuals and the place and function of cognitive enhancement in everyday life. The purpose of the book.

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