Augmented cognition (AugCog) is a research field at the frontier between human-computer interaction, psychology, ergonomics and neuroscience, that aims at creating revolutionary human-computer interactions. The creation of such interactions stems from the ability of technology to measure human information processing and a user’s cognitive state. Various research projects aim at evaluating in real-time the cognitive state of a user, and this is most commonly evaluated by using either EEG or fNIR systems. Another main concept of AugCog is to design closed-loop systems to modulate information flow with respect to the user's cognitive capacity.
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has an AugCog research program.
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