Intelligence amplification
Intelligence amplification (IA) (also referred to as cognitive augmentation and machine augmented intelligence) refers to the effective use of information technology in augmenting human intelligence. ...
Ray Kurzweil: Get ready for hybrid thinking
Two hundred million years ago, our mammal ancestors developed a new brain feature: the neocortex. This stamp-sized piece of tissue (wrapped around a brain th...
Do You Wish You Were Smarter? Bill Gates's Discovery Is Proven To Double Your IQ And Will Be Banned From The Public
Bill Gates credits his ability to function and maintain focused on such a high level to a certain set of "smart drugs" that enhance cognitive brain function and neural connectivity, while strengthenin...
Smart Drugs: What Silicon Valley's on
Harder, better, faster -- the Silicon Valley way of life. Where your mind is your money, some techies are turning to smart drugs to enhance brain performance.
Mind-Controlled Prosthetic Arm Moves Individual ‘Fingers’
The subject uses his mind to move individual fingers on a prosthetic arm. Credit: Courtesy of the Journal of Neural Engineering.
Mind-Controlled Prosthetic Arm Moves Individual ‘Fingers’
Physicians and biomedical engineers from Johns Hopkins report what they believe is the first successful effort to wiggle fingers individually and independently of each other using a mind-controlled ar...
The Army Wants To Put This In Your Brain
The U.S. military wants to build a brain modem that allows you to control objects by willpower. How realistic is it?
This Popular 'Smart Pill' Enhances Brain Function With An Added Benefit
In 1998, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the drug modafinil as a treatment for narcolepsy, a condition in which the brain has trouble regulating its sleep-wake cycle that results in s...
Brain Implant Lets Tetraplegic Man Drink Beer with a Robot Arm
Erik Sorto, 32, is paralyzed from the neck down. He is also thinking about giving himself a drink of water for the first time in 10 years. As he pictures using his left arm to lift a cup to his mouth,...
Nano Memory Cell Can Mimic The Brain’s Long-Term Memory
Researchers at the MicroNano Research Facility (MNRF) have built the one of the world's first electronic multi-state memory cell which mirrors the brain's ability to simultaneously process and store m...
Nootropics? Enhancing Brain Power?
Nootropics are smart drugs, memory enhances and cognitive enhancers. Is intelligence enhanced or your neuro system made better by using nootropics? There are supplements, nutraceuticals, functional fo...
I tried Silicon Valley's favorite 'brain-enhancing' drugs
Nootropics aren’t new—the word was coined in 1972 by a Romanian doctor, Corneliu E. Giurgea—but the Silicon Valley-led body-hacking movement, epitomized by food replacements like Soylent and specializ...
What are the Secrets Behind Wall Street?
The Real-Life Limitless Pill of America’s Elite We were all blown away by Bradley Cooper’s character in the movie Limitless. More so, we were blown away by the prospect of NZT-48. We’ve all
Back-up brains: The era of digital immortality
How do you want to be remembered? As Simon Parkin discovers, we may eventually be able to preserve our entire minds for generations to come – would you?
Learning drugs reawaken grown-up brain's inner child - life
A drug for perfect pitch is just the start: mastering new skills could become easy if we can restore the brain's youthful ability to create new circuits
11,000-electrode reprogrammable chip takes brain-computer interfaces to a new level
A group of researchers from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology has built a powerful new chip that can be rapidly adapted to changing conditions at its interface nodes with neurons. They have us...
First Human Brain-to-Brain Mind Meld Achieved
A computer scientist controls his colleague's movement from across campus, simply by using his imagination...
Augmented learning
Augmented learning is an on-demand learning technique where the environment adapts to the learner. By providing remediation on-demand, learners can gain greater understanding of a topic while stimulat...
Nootropic
Nootropics (/noʊ.əˈtrɒpɨks/ noh-ə-TROP-iks), also referred to as smart drugs, memory enhancers, neuro enhancers, cognitive enhancers, and intelligence enhancers, are drugs, supplements, nutraceuticals...
Brain-computer interface
A brain–computer interface (BCI), sometimes called a mind-machine interface (MMI), direct neural interface (DNI), synthetic telepathy interface (STI) or brain–machine interface (BMI), is a direct comm...
Exocortex
An exocortex is a theoretical artificial external information processing system that would augment a brain's biological high-level cognitive processes.An individual's exocortex would be composed of ex...
Collective intelligence
Collective intelligence is shared or group intelligence that emerges from the collaboration, collective efforts, and competition of many individuals and appears in consensus decision making. The term ...
Do You Wish You Were Smarter? Bill Gates's Discovery Is Proven To Double Your IQ And Will Be Banned From The Public
Bill Gates credits his ability to function and maintain focused on such a high level to a certain set of "smart drugs" that enhance cognitive brain function and neural connectivity, while strengthenin...
Center for Civic Media
The MIT Center for Civic Media (formerly the Center for Future Civic Media) is a research and practical center that develops and implements tools that support political action and "the information nee...
Eduardo Reck Miranda
Eduardo Reck Miranda, Ph.D, (born 1963), is a Brazilian composer of chamber and electroacoustic pieces but is most notable in the United Kingdom for his scientific research into computer music, partic...
Ensaculin
Ensaculin (KA-672) is a drug from the coumarin family, which has been researched as a potential treatment for dementia. It acts on a number of receptor systems, being both a weak NMDA antagonist and a...
Rasagiline
Rasagiline (Azilect, AGN 1135) is an irreversible inhibitor of monoamine oxidase used as a monotherapy in early Parkinson's disease or as an adjunct therapy in more advanced cases. It is selective for...
Lee Aase
Lee Aase (born 15 May 1963) is an American pioneer in using social media tools in the hospital environment, and is an advocate for social media adoption in health care.
Aase received his Bachelor'...
Aniracetam
Aniracetam (Draganon, Sarpul, Ampamet, Memodrin, Referan) is an ampakine nootropic of the racetam chemical class purported to be considerably more potent than piracetam. It is lipid-soluble and has po...
TerraMax (vehicle)
TerraMax is the trademark for unmanned ground vehicle technology developed by Oshkosh Corporation. The original TerraMax vehicle was a 6x6 autonomous MTVR-based tactical cargo hauler entered in the 2...