Cognitive Enhancement in CNS Disorders and Beyond compiles a series of educational and thought-provoking chapters from the world's leading cognitive and clinical scientists to describe the latest research on cognitive impairments in a host of pathological conditions that affect CNS
functioning, what treatments are available for these impairments, and how new treatments are being tested. This volume will benefit any investigators in cognitive science and clinical research, but is also accessible to non-experts. It advances the field toward the availability of cognitive
enhancing drugs and devices that will benefit those who need them most and others who may feel that these techniques can help them to thrive.
There has never been a time that we knew more about cognition and never a time when cognition was more important to the functioning of human beings than right now. Psychological science and cognitive neuroscience have become the most popular endeavor of students world wide, is the focus of attention
of our greatest scientific accomplishments and the emphasis of many publications in the mainstream media.
Since humans depend on cognitive abilities for survival, quality of life, and productivity, improving it has never been more important. Those with impairments in key aspects of cognition suffer dearly, as they are unable to obtain and retain information, unable to make sound decisions based upon the
information at hand, and unable to plan future activities. The availability of pharmacological and behavioral interventions that can improve cognitive abilities and provide impaired individuals with the social, occupational and functional quality of life that the rest of us enjoy has potential [more...]
Richard Keefe is Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Division of Medical Psychology at the School of Medicine at Duke University. Avi Reichenberg is Professor in the Departments of Psychiatry and Preventive Medicine at Ichan School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, NY. Jeffrey Cummings is Professor of Neurology at the Cleveland Clinic.