- 8 ways to delay cognitive decline
Cognitive impairment is typically associated with aging. Indeed, as the clock is ticking, our brain gets older, and its performance declines. However, some cognitive skills peak as early as in one’s 20s. The decrease is inevitable, but fortunately, its slope depends on many factors that we control.
- The Problem of Cognitive Enhancement Industry
I long for the professionalization of the cognitive enhancement industry. The professionalization that is desperately needed. Let me explain.
- Dopamine increases music-related motivation
A recent study has shown that increasing dopamine levels in the brain boosts music-related motivation.
- World in perpetual beta
The pandemic of SARS-CoV-2 is accelerating worldwide. Climate changes are pronounced even more in recent years. We face an unprecedented surge in new technologies.
Yet we yearn the old normal. The normal that we got used to over the last couple of decades. The normal where change is evolutionary. The normal where we cheered up “revolutions” as long as they didn’t question the status quo.
Perpetual beta (sometimes called an endless beta) is a term from software engineering.
- Using dopamine to your advantage
Dopamine, one of the essential brain neurotransmitter, has a bad press recently. It is accused of being the root of many behavioral problems. Therefore some people recommend something called “dopamine fasting,” which is abstaining from actions presumably triggering dopamine rush.
- There are no learning styles
Learning style is an idea that one is learning better if the form of the material (auditory, visual, etc.) matches one’s developed “style.”
- Morally enhancing technologies
Augmenting selves via technology doesn’t have to be limited only to cognitive skills.
- Information Technology for cognitive enhancement
It becomes clear that tools and workflows of our daily work can enhance cognition. However, the majority of them are designed to increase productivity, which is not always the same thing.
- Intelligence amplification to compensate biases
Intelligence amplification (IA) lies at the core of hyperhumanism.
- Imagining sleep API
A thought experiment - how would the API for the human sleep look like, if there ever be any? Let’s break it into several functions and their specifications.