Enhanced Brains, Building Better Humans
For this assignment, I would like you to build a better human. Start with a typical brain, and tell me what you want that brain to do better. Then, tell me how you will do it. This means you will have to know what area of the brain is involved in the skills you want to enhance, and you will have to study methodology to determine the best way to make those changes.
You can start with, for instance, the desire to make someone “smarter” or a better soldier or a better decision maker or calmer (etc.), but then be specific about what abilities/activities are involved with intelligence in the brain and how you will make them better (Your primary intervention should be drugs or technology though you may consider other options as well. You should understand how the drugs or technology works in detail.)
Your paper should have three sections:
1. The specific abilities do you want to enhance, and why. (This section should be short.) 2. Background on the brain areas. 3. Background on the technology/technique you will use for enhancement, and how you think it will affect the brain. Be careful to include the drawbacks, not just the benefits, this technique or technique might have.
This assignment should be 3-5 pages, double-spaced, times new roman, 12 point font, 1-inch margins. No cover page. No abstract. A reference page (NOT counted as one of the 3-5 pages). You will need at least three articles from scientific research journals for reference, and you should have citations for both background on brain areas and the technology you’ll use