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The Blog as a Cognitive Prosthetic Device

Ron Baecker has a research project to find “powerful and flexible electronic cognitive aids… to help people, including individuals who are aging and who have cognitive impairments, carry out activities of daily living”. Writing about ideas in a blog serves as an ideal “cognitive prosthesis” for me, with advantages over other techniques that include the ease of soliciting feedback. While corporate blogs are largely communication and marketing vehicles, there are many personal blogs in which people reveal details of their lives – perhaps largely as an aid to memory or an indicator of progress or achievement.

February 24, 2008 at 12:08 am 1 comment

Lisa Gualtieri, PhD, ScM

Lisa GualtieriLisa Gualtieri is Assistant Professor at Tufts University School of Medicine in the Department of Public Health and Community Medicine. She is Director of the Certificate Program in Digital Health Communication. Lisa teaches Designing Health Campaigns using Social Media, Social Media and Health, Mobile Health Design, and Digital Strategies for Health Communication. Contact Lisa:


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