Perhaps it’s time to figure out ways to redesign our cognitive architectures so that people are less likely to adopt faith-based, delusional thinking about how the world ought to be.
Yale bioethicist Wendell Wallach and the IEET’s James J. Hughes discuss ethical enhancement and transhumanism at the recent Modern Cosmism conference in New York.
Audio cues during sleep enhance counter-bias training. Biases were reduced by at least 50% relative to the pre-sleep bias level.
Occasional H+ Magazine contributor John Danaher appeared on the Smart Drugs Smarts podcast this week.
Is your smartphone really an extended part of your mind?
At the most fundamental level of biology, we recognize the innate advantage of defining differences in species. But even within species, is there something in our neural circuits that leads us to find comfort in those like us and unease with those who may differ?
James and I discuss moral enhancement and his up and coming book Cyborg Buddha. Moral Enhancement in this context: The use of information technology, psychopharmaceuticals, genetic engineering, brain stimulation or nano-neurotechnologies to control immoral sentiments, reasoning and behavior, and/or enhance...