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Early Alzheimer’s Detection

Brain imaging and fluid biomarker analysis in young adults at genetic risk for autosomal dominant Alzheimer’s disease in the presenilin 1 E280A kindred: a case-control study Interpretation: Young adults at genetic risk for autosomal dominant Alzheimer’s disease have functional and structural MRI findings and CSF and plasma biomarker findings consistent with Aβ1–42 overproduction. Although the extent to which the…

Cognitive Science Research: Extended Mind Themed Issue

Here is my introduction to the themed issue of Cognitive Systems Research. The full collection is now available here.

Extended Mind (Yet Again)

The articles comprising the themed issue of Cognitive Systems Research are now available from the publisher’s Articles in Press page. Note from Elsevier: The section “Articles in Press” contains peer reviewed accepted articles to be published in this journal. When the final article is assigned to an issue of the journal, the “Article in Press”…

How to Train the Aging Brain

Here’s an article from the New York Times The brain, as it traverses middle age, gets better at recognizing the central idea, the big picture. If kept in good shape, the brain can continue to build pathways that help its owner recognize patterns and, as a consequence, see significance and even solutions much faster than…

A Smorgasbord of “Situated” Projects

There is an excellent collection of papers comprising the latest issue of Topoi (Volume 28, Number 1 / March, 2009). I assume that because of the introduction “Mind Embodied, Embedded, Enacted: One Church or Many?” this issue was pulled together by Julian Kiverstein and Andy Clark. They set up the issue by posing the following…