Cognitive enhancement is the amplification or extension of core mental capacities through improvement or augmentation of internal or external information processing systems.

Further reading

Bostrom, Nick & Anders Sandberg (2009) Cognitive enhancement: methods, ethics, regulatory challenges, Science and Engineering Ethics, vol. 15, pp. 311–341.

Bostrom, Nick (2014) Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies, Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Cinel, Caterina, Davide Valeriani & Riccardo Poli (2019) Neurotechnologies for human cognitive augmentation: Current state of the art and future prospects, Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, vol. 13.

Colzato, Lorenza S. (ed.) (2017) Theory-Driven Approaches to Cognitive Enhancement, Cham: Springer International Publishing.

Dresler, Martin et al. (2019) Hacking the brain: Dimensions of cognitive enhancement, ACS Chemical Neuroscience, vol. 10, pp. 1137–1148.

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