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The Next Brain: Dylan Schmorrow 

Augmented Cognition Improves the integration of human systems science into the design, manufacture, and deployment of safe, manpower efficient and cost-effective systems.

Developing new powers of understanding, remembering, and decision making via new technologies custom-tailored for Human-Computer collaboration, symbiosis!


Reeves, L. M., & Schmorrow, D. D. (2007). Augmented Cognition Foundations and Future Directions—Enabling “Anyone, Anytime, Anywhere” Applications. In Universal Acess in Human Computer Interaction. Coping with Diversity (pp. 263-272). Springer Berlin Heidelberg.


Augmented cognitinon (AugCog) is a research field at the frontier between human-computer interaction, psychology, ergonomics and neuroscience, that aims at creating revolutionary human-computer interactions.


Augmented Cognition is distinct from other disciplines due to its focus on using modern neuroscientific tools to determine the ’in real time’ cognitive state of an individual and then adapting the human-system interaction to meet a user’s information processing needs based on this real-time assessment. Augmented Cognition systems employ the use of physiological and neurophysiological-driven adaptive automation techniques to mitigate the effects of bottlenecks (e.g., attention, working memory, executive function) and biases in cognition. Being able to non-invasively measure and assess a human system computing operator’s cognitive state in real time and use adaptive automation (mitigation) techniques to modify and enhance their capabilities in any application context is a goal that could substantially improve human performance and the way people interact with 21st Century technology. 


Augmented cognition based systems (that sense a multitude of brain states, combined with other behavior and modeling techniques) adapt to users in real time, providing a true symbiosis between the human and computational systems.

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