Trends in Augmentation of Human Performance

Cognitive Enhancement

An Interdisciplinary Perspective

Editors: Hildt, Elisabeth, Franke, Andreas G. (Eds.)

  • A timely and interdisciplinary overview of the research currently done worldwide in the field of cognitive enhancement
  • The topic cognitive enhancement is new, relevant and interesting
  • One of the few books that focuses on this field
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About this book

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 is to give an overview of the current research on cognitive enhancement and to provide in-depth insights into the interdisciplinary debate on cognitive enhancement.

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“The editors and chapter authors have produced a very informative book. The intended audience is wide ranging and includes ethicists, philosophers, physicians, psychologists, attorneys, and legislators. … Written and edited by international experts in the field, this is a welcome addition to neuroethics. It covers an increasingly important issue for our society, cognitive enhancement.” (Michael Joel Schrift, Doody’s Book Reviews, August, 2013)

Table of contents (21 chapters)

  • Cognitive Enhancement – A Critical Look at the Recent Debate

    Hildt, Elisabeth

    Pages 1-14

  • Pharmacological Neuroenhancement: Substances and Epidemiology

    Franke, Andreas G. (et al.)

    Pages 17-27

  • Psychopharmacological Neuroenhancement: Evidence on Safety and Efficacy

    Repantis, Dimitris

    Pages 29-38

  • A Bubble of Enthusiasm: How Prevalent Is the Use of Prescription Stimulants for Cognitive Enhancement?

    Partridge, Bradley

    Pages 39-47

  • Modeling the Effects of Modafinil on Selective Attention Electroencephalographic Neural Correlates

    Trenado, Carlos

    Pages 49-57

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eBook $169.00
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $219.00
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-6252-7
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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  • ISBN 978-94-017-8402-3
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Cognitive Enhancement
Book Subtitle
An Interdisciplinary Perspective
Editors
  • Elisabeth Hildt
  • Andreas G. Franke
Series Title
Trends in Augmentation of Human Performance
Series Volume
1
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-6253-4
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-6253-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-6252-7
Softcover ISBN
978-94-017-8402-3
Series ISSN
2213-1310
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 315
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