Cognitive Enhancement

Cognitive Enhancement : Pharmacologic, Environmental and Genetic Factors

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Cognitive Enhancement: Pharmacologic, Environmental and Genetic Factors addresses the gap that exists in research on the topic, gathering multidisciplinary knowledge and tools that help the reader understand the basics of cognitive enhancement. It also provides assistance in designing procedures and pharmacological approaches to further the use of novel cognitive enhancers, a field that offers potential benefit to a variety of populations, including those with neurologic and psychiatric disorders, mild aging-related cognitive impairment, and those who want to improve intellectual performance. The text builds on our knowledge of the molecular/cellular basis of cognitive function, offering the technological developments that may soon enhance cognition. Separate sections cover enhancement drugs, environmental conditions, and genetic factors in terms of both human and animal studies, including both healthy/young and aging/diseased individuals.
Provides a multidisciplinary knowledge, enabling a further understanding of cognitive enhancementOffers coverage of the pharmacologic, environmental, and genetic factors relevant to the topicDiscusses cognitive enhancement from the perspective of both healthy and diseased or aging populationsTopics are discussed in terms of both human and animal studies
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Product details

  • Electronic book text | 392 pages
  • 152 x 229mm
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • 0124171257
  • 9780124171251

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"This is an important and timely addition to the multidisciplinary field that has arisen to address the problems of cognitive decline and the competition for limited resources. Score: 98 - 5 Stars"--Doody's, Cognitive Enhancement
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Table of contents

1. What Is Cognitive Enhancement?

2. Signaling Pathways Involved in Cognitive Enhancement

3. Molecular Mechanisms of Drug-Induced Cognitive Enhancement

4. Role of Environment, Epigenetics and Synapses in Cognitive Enhancement

5. Transgenic Mice with Enhanced Cognition

6. The Use of Viral Vectors to Enhance Cognition

7. Advancing Fear Memory Research with Optogenetics

8. Can Stem Cells be used to Enhance Cognition?

9. Alzheimer's Disease and Mechanism-Based Attempts to Enhance Cognition

10. Pharmacological treatment of cognitive dysfunction in neuropsychiatric disorders

11. Cognitive Enhancement in Humans

12. The Use of Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation for Cognitive Enhancement

13. Cognitive Enhancement: Ethical Considerations and a Look into the Future
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