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…

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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.

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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…

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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,…

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Robotic pet

Meet Paro. He’s a robotic seal developed by Japanese researchers to help dementia patients feel that they have companionship and a feeling of security, without the responsibilities of a living pet….

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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,…

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Pinker’s Parts: Past, Present and Future?

I came across this article in The New York Times. January 11, 2009  I’m pasting it in since access may well be denied. My Genome, My Self By STEVEN PINKER ONE OF…

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