Archive for the ‘Cognition’ Category

The underground world of “neuroenhancing” drugs.

In Ableism and Cognition, Ableism and general human performance enhancement;, Ableism Ethics and Governance and Science and Technology governance, Cognition, Enhancement, Neurotechnology on April 22, 2009 at 3:17 pm

by Margaret Talbot April 27, 2009

Every era has its defining drug. Neuroenhancers are perfectly suited for our
efficiency-obsessed, BlackBerry-equipped office culture.

Keywords Neuroenhancing Drugs; Neuroenhancers; Students; Adderall;
Stimulants; Smart Drugs; Underground

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Cognitive Disability conference podcasts

In Ableism, Ableism and Cognition, Cognition, Conferences on November 13, 2008 at 1:21 am

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Human-frog hybrids reveal autism’s secrets

In Cognition on July 22, 2008 at 10:18 pm

Human-frog hybrids might reveal the neurological secrets of autism. By fusing cells from the preserved brains of deceased autistic patients with the eggs of a carnivorous African frog called Xenopus, scientists have started investigating the way the brain cells of people with autism behave.
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What sorts of people? Empathy deficit disorder — do you suffer from it?

In Cognition, Empathy on June 18, 2008 at 5:58 pm

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What Sorts of Paralympics? A Disabled Swimmer’s Dream, a Mother’s Fight

In Ableism, Cognition, Disability, Sports on June 18, 2008 at 12:44 pm

Its about a swimmer with cerebral palsy and developmental differences. An excerpt

“Mr. Kendall Bailey, an athlete who is a citizen of the USA and eligible to represent the USA in international competition, is inappropriately classified to compete in International Paralympic Committee (IPC) swimming competition. Mr. Bailey is intellectually disabled. The intellectual disability classification for swimming (S14) is not presently recognized by the IPC; nor is an intellectually disabled swimmer eligible to compete under the IPC Swimming Functional Classification System.”

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