Technology impedances to augmented cognition


Journal Article

Cognitive State measures or augmented cognition (AugCog) is supposed to enhance human information-processing capabilities through the design of adaptive interfaces through cognitive state estimation. This goal was proposed to occur through the use of neurologic and physiologic measures, in conjunction with traditional electromechanical computer input devices. Proof of concept for the DARPA AugCog program occurred in two phases. In the first phase, researchers attempted to detect changes in cognitive activity in near real time in an operationally relevant setting. In the second phase of this validation process, an operator's cognitive state was manipulated as a result of the measurement technologies developed from the first phase. Significant focus should be placed on hardware development and associated signal-processing efforts for the general field of augmented cognition to make critical advances. Without advances in EEG and other neurologic and physiologic technologies, the AugCog effort cannot make significant progress or be operationalized.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Cummings, ML

Published Date

  • March 1, 2010

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 18 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 25 - 27

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1064-8046

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1518/106480410X12737888532804

Citation Source

  • Scopus