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Augmented Cognition as Rehabilitation: Facilitating Neuroplasticity?

  • Michael Feuerstein
  • Gina Luff
  • Mark Peugeot
  • Miki Moskowitz
  • Briana Todd
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5638)

Abstract

Different types of brain injury are associated with deficits in working memory, executive functioning, and information processing speed, which can impact performance at work. Augmented Cognition (AugCog), a technology developed to improve human performance in complex tasks, may have potential for optimizing cognitive functioning in the context of work for those with mild to moderate cognitive deficits. AugCog is a way to accommodate or augment function thus improving the performance of the operator. This approach may facilitate neuroplasticity that can occur following injury to the brain. The authors will provide the rationale, operational structure, and potential application to occupational rehabilitation.

Keywords

Augmented cognition occupational rehabilitation cognitive limitations mild brain injury 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael Feuerstein
    • 1
    • 2
  • Gina Luff
    • 3
  • Mark Peugeot
    • 1
  • Miki Moskowitz
    • 1
  • Briana Todd
    • 1
  1. 1.Uniformed Services University of the Health SciencesBethesdaUSA
  2. 2.Georgetown University Medical CenterWashingtonUSA
  3. 3.American UniversityWashingtonUSA

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