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Human Performance Optimization: The Science and Ethics of Enhancing Human Capabilities

Michael D. Matthews and David M. Schnyer


Advances in cognitive neuroscience, engineering, and related fields suggest new ways of optimizing human performance. Especially for organizations that operate in high-stakes, high-stress, and competitive settings, helping individual workers and teams improve and sustain performance represents a desirable outcome. Moreover, to the extent that strategies to improve performance allow individuals to grow and flourish, enhancing performance is also a desirable outcome for workers. This volume addresses state-of-the-art scientifically grounded approaches to optimizing human performance. Collectivel ... More

Keywords: human performance, work, cognition, neuroscience, teams, ethics

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Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780190455132
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190455132.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michael D. Matthews, editor
Professor of Engineering Psychology, Department of Behavioral Sciences and Leadership, U.S. Military Academy, West Point

David M. Schnyer, editor
Professor of Psychology & Neuroscience, University of Texas, Austin

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1 Optimizing Human Performance

Michael D. Matthews and David M. Schnyer*

2 Metabolic Enhancement of the Soldier Brain

Karl E. Friedl* and Stephen J. Grate*

3 Nutrition, Genetics, and Human Performance During Military Training

Erin Gaffney-Stomberg and James P. McClung*

4 Molecular and Cellular Aspects of Major Depressive Disorder

Revathy U. Chottekalapanda, Paul Greengard, and Yotam Sagi*

6 Brain–Computer Interfaces and Neurofeedback for Enhancing Human Performance

Ranganatha Sitaram, Andrea Sánchez Corzo, Mariana Zurita, Constanza Levican, Daniela Huepe-Artigas, Juan Andrés Mucarquer, and Matías Ramírez

7 Evolution of Physiological Status Monitoring for Ambulatory Military Applications

William J. Tharion, Karl E. Friedl, Mark J. Buller, Natalia Henao Arango, and Reed W. Hoyt*

8 Neuroprosthetics for Human Performance Optimization

Yin-Jui Chang, Gautam Krishna, and Benito R. Fernández

9 Mitigating Stress Response to Optimize Human Performance

James Ness and Josephine Q. Wojciechowski

10 The Role of Sleep in Human Performance and Well-Being

Nita Lewis Shattuck, Panagiotis Matsangas, Vincent Mysliwiec, and Jennifer L. Creamer

11 Exoskeletons

Priyanshu Agarwal and Ashish D. Deshpande

12 Enhancing Human Cognitive Capital by Harnessing the Brain’s Inherent Neuroplasticity

Sandra B. Chapman, Lori G. Cook, Asha K. Vas, and Ian H. Robertson

14 Strategies to Improve Learning and Retention During Training

Henry L. Roediger, III, John F. Nestojko, and Nicole S. Smith

16 Noncognitive Amplifiers of Human Performance

Michael D. Matthews, Richard M. Lerner, and Hubert Annen*

18 The Ethics of Human Enhancement

Janice H. Laurence and Joshua A. Carlisle

19 Human Performance Optimization

Michael D. Matthews and David M. Schnyer*

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