Mind, the Gap

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Abstract. Training is needed to exercise our most important organ: the brain, exploit its full potential and sustain it for our later years. Does a gap exist in our capacity for learning, a gap between what our brain could potentially achieve and what we are currently prepared to accept? The ‘prototype’ follows an ambitious undergraduate Computer Science student as he gets drawn into psycho-physiological experiments that explore brain-training, involving image recogni-tion, cognition, subliminal delivery, and imagined movement. Such technology has great potential for promoting and assessing learning and possibly exploring under performance or dysfunctional learning. However, as with all technology that enhances the human, there is potential for unintended use that we should be mindful of.
LanguageEnglish
Title of host publicationUnknown Host Publication
Pages102-112
Number of pages11
Volume621
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 25 Jun 2016
EventImmersive Learning Research Network: Second International Conference, iLRN 2016 Santa Barbara, CA, USA, June 27 – July 1, 2016 Proceedings - Santa Barbara, CA, USA
Duration: 25 Jun 2016 → …

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ConferenceImmersive Learning Research Network: Second International Conference, iLRN 2016 Santa Barbara, CA, USA, June 27 – July 1, 2016 Proceedings
Period25/06/16 → …

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Keywords

  • Brain computer interface- Immersion
  • Stimulation
  • Brain-training
  • Enhancement
  • Subliminal learning -Brain-washing

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McCullagh, P. J. (2016). Mind, the Gap. In Unknown Host Publication (Vol. 621, pp. 102-112) https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-41769-1_8
McCullagh, P. J. / Mind, the Gap. Unknown Host Publication. Vol. 621 2016. pp. 102-112
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