Definition of cognitive prosthesis in English:

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cognitive prosthesis

Entry from US English dictionary


An electronic computational device that extends the capability of human cognition or sense perception.
Example sentences
  • In short, a cognitive prosthesis is a computational tool that amplifies or extends a person's thought and perception, much as eyeglasses are prostheses that improve vision.
  • They interpret ‘thinking’ in a narrow sense, and conclude that the brain is a cognitive prosthesis, something added to the soul to enhance its computing power.
  • In the role of cognitive prosthesis, the technology replaces or circumvents an ability that is absent or impaired.
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