augmented cognition


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augmented cognition

n
(Computer Science) the study of the augmenting of human mental functions by computer programs. Acronym: AugCog
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In addition, Michael Tennison and Jonathan Moreno in 2012 describe how a project within DARPA's Augmented Cognition Program that used noninvasive brain-computer interfaces "sought to find ways to use neurological information gathered from warfighters to modify their equipment." For example, BCIs would be utilized in a so-called "cognitive cockpit" that would aim to avoid information overload by adjusting the ways information is displayed and conveyed to the pilot.
The study has been presented at the 2011 Augmented Cognition International Conference.
Due to its obvious appeal to the military, the birth of augmented cognition was funded by US taxpayers through the Decade of the Brain and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).
Augmented cognition technologies can be strategically tailored to specific needs of the foreign language professional.

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