Augmented cognition

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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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  • Fuchs, Sven; Hale, Kelly S.; Axelsson, Par;, "Augmented Cognition can increase human performance in the control room," Human Factors and Power Plants and HPRCT 13th Annual Meeting, 2007 IEEE 8th, vol., no., pp. 128–132, 26-31 Aug. 2007

Further reading[edit]

  • Dylan Schmorrow, Ivy V. Estabrooke, Marc Grootjen: Foundations of Augmented Cognition. Neuroergonomics and Operational Neuroscience, 5th International Conference, FAC 2009 Held as Part of HCI International 2009 San Diego, CA, USA, July 19–24, 2009, Proceedings Springer 2009.

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