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Cognitive neuroscience as a conceptual framework for pan-conceptual brain doping

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Aug23-11, 08:30 AM
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Give a rat a toy and it will solve mazes faster with better deduction of the correct routes to their such mazes' ends. Such enriched environments usually also include more rats than control environments* and elicit extensive neuromorphological changes**. When contextualizing this framework to humans, one may understand conceptualizations as toys. From the observation that specific enrichment factors improved such rodents' performances on unrelated cognitive challenges, one may draw the conclusion that learning anything improves ones comprehension of all things.

"Brain doping" usually refers to using licit (not illicit) substances to improve ones cognitive performance. "Pan-conceptual brain doping" refers to the position that learning anything improves ones cognitive performance.


*http://psych.hanover.edu/research/th...dikeWalker.pdf
**http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti...00353-0256.pdf
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