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Post Any cognitive science enthusiasts?
I came across this forum by accident having strayed from Anders' transhumanism page, but I must say the concept of biopunk seems really exciting. Anyway, about me: I'm a lowly undegrad at UCSD (public university in Southern California), technically a cognitive science major but I have a special interest the topic of neuroplasticity.

I don't really know the extent to which cognitive science is applicable to biopunk but I like the idea of it, so I hope this forum grows and I see some interesting experiments. I can't really offer many ideas for biopunk experiments from the cognitive science point of view, except maybe the well-known methods for altering consciousness. I think this forum and its focus has a lot of potential, definitely hope it grows into something big.


Fri Oct 17, 2008 10:36 am
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Post Re: Any cognitive science enthusiasts?
I definitely think that BioTech has the capability of changing our perception of reality which will initiate a change of our behavioural patterns.
Just look at how Information Technology has reformed our daily life.

I myself don't want to jump any conclusions as of how this may look, and am not competent enough at this moment to say how it looks right now,
but I think it would be great if we had some biotechnological equivalent to NLP, like having something which initiates the production of a very specific cocktail of neurotransmitters for triggering a specific emotion/behaviour,
or "resetting" someones emotions, e.g to get him/her out of a depressive loop...

Sorry for any scientific inaccuracies, I'm just a newbie, but I'm glad for anyone teaching me new stuff :)

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Fri Oct 17, 2008 8:25 pm
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Post Re: Any cognitive science enthusiasts?
For anyone interested, UC Berkeley has made its CogSci lectures available online. You can also download them off of ITunesU. I don't know too much about CogSci, so I'll probably give them a listen eventually.


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