Disclaimer: This is a guest blog post, the author doesn't work for the European Commission.
The title of this post probably conjures images of metallic probes and cables but there are many ways in which we can enhance cognition. Both as individuals and as a race, this is something that we humans have been doing for a very long time. All forms of information storage and transmission are cognitive enhancements that allow us to go beyond what is possible with a single brain with limited resources. Beginning with oral histories passed from generation to generation, through the written word, printing press, telegraph, radio, TV, video, all forms of analogue and digital storage, computing and of course the internet we have been enhancing our individual and collective cognitive abilities.
These technologies interact in many ways to enhance our ability to contemplate and