Every day, there are news stories about advances in the science of artificial intelligence. Some claim the end of the human world as we know it, while others claim a new world of wonders.

As fascinating as the push to increase the limits of artificial intelligence is, why is there not a similar push to increase human intelligence? It is certainly a popular fantasy, given movies like Phenomenon, Limitless, and Lucy and TV shows like Probe, Numbers, MacGyver, and , not to mention everyone’s favorite ‘master of deduction’ detective, Sherlock Holmes.

On this blog I will investigate both the fields of artificial intelligence and cognitive science, to see if there is a way to make myself smarter.