By Shira Knafo, César Venero
Cognitive Enhancement: Pharmacologic, Environmental and Genetic Factors addresses the distance that exists in learn at the subject, amassing multidisciplinary wisdom and instruments that aid the reader comprehend the fundamentals of cognitive enhancement. It additionally presents suggestions in designing methods and pharmacological ways to additional using novel cognitive enhancers, a box that provides strength profit to numerous populations, together with people with neurologic and psychiatric problems, light aging-related cognitive impairment, and people who are looking to increase highbrow functionality.
The textual content builds on our wisdom of the molecular/cellular foundation of cognitive functionality, providing the technological advancements which can quickly improve cognition. Separate sections conceal enhancement medications, environmental stipulations, and genetic components by way of either human and animal reports, together with either healthy/young and aging/diseased contributors.
- Provides a multidisciplinary wisdom, allowing one more knowing of cognitive enhancement
- Offers insurance of the pharmacologic, environmental, and genetic elements suitable to the topic
- Discusses cognitive enhancement from the point of view of either fit and diseased or getting older populations
- Topics are mentioned by way of either human and animal studies
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In this respect, Chapter 12 provides valuable data on the use of noninvasive brain stimulation for cognitive enhancement, such as tDCS. The evidence of the safety, beneficial impacts, and cost-benefit ratio of these techniques at the individual and societal level are discussed in detail, along with the mechanisms and physiological effects of tDCS and its effects on human cognition. The final chapter of this book (Chapter 13) summarizes the ethical issues that may arise once efficient cognitive enhancers are developed for human use.
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