Cognitive enhancement is improving or expanding the capabilities of the mind via internal and/or external applications. These applications include algorithms or visual aides that help to stimulate the mind as well as memory enhancing drugs or herbs, genetic enhancement, hypnosis and other psychological techniques.
Increasing Cognitive Abilities
Did you know that you can increase your cognitive abilities? It's true, what was once believed about cognitive enhancement; that mental capabilities could not be altered changed, is now possible. Researchers have discovered that there are many factors that contribute to the IQ. An example would be a person who has ADD, properly treated this person will experience a substantial increase in their IQ score, sometimes up to 30 or more points! And the same concept can be applied when removing psychological barriers, limiting beliefs and increasing confidence can have an extensive impact on cognitive abilities.
Using Psychology, Mental Imagery & Suggestion
An individual's state of mind, emotional well-being and subconscious beliefs all play key roles in cognitive abilities. It is a combination of psychological and neural activity that increases a person's intelligence. For example, if you go back to the children's story, The Little Engine That Could, as long as the train thought it couldn't make it up the hill, as long as it believed this thought, he couldn't. As long as he believed the statement, "I can't do it," of course he nothing could have stopped him from making that statement come true.
But once that thought pattern changed, "I think I can, I think I can, I know I can," he succeeded. The same principle can applied to every day life, also, affirmations and hypnosis can increase memory retention and focus. By using specific psychological application, limiting beliefs about your own mental abilities can be changed.
Limiting your beliefs, low self-esteem and lack of motivation can have a negative bearing on your life. These problems can weigh down your mental processing, and in some cases stop or slow your brain from working as it should because of frustration and emotion.
Using cognitive enhancements, both psychological and neurological in nature, it is possible to change your mental capabilities and have a positive outcome enhancing your cognitive abilities.