Outthink: The Engineering & Neuroscience of Cognition
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Outthink: The Engineering & Neuroscience of Cognition

From cradle to code: Nurture brilliance, defy Alzheimer's, immortalize your brain

About the Book

"Outthink: The Engineering & Neuroscience of Cognition" is a groundbreaking exploration of cognition from both biological and artificial perspectives. This comprehensive guide unravels the intricate web of cognitive processes, beginning with the nascent stages in infants, the devastating influence of Alzheimer's disease, and culminating in the intriguing prospects of artificial intelligence. The book delves into the growth of cognition in infants, providing deep insights into the factors that influence the development of high-level thinking. It offers valuable strategies to nurture this cognitive growth, equipping caregivers and educators with the tools they need to foster an environment that stimulates mental development. The narrative shifts to a profound analysis of Alzheimer's disease, providing a clear picture of its deleterious effects on cognitive faculties. Rooted in cutting-edge scientific research, these discussions balance technical complexity with accessibility, offering valuable insights into the mechanisms of this debilitating disease. The realm of artificial intelligence is explored in considerable depth. From traditional machine learning to deep learning, "Outthink" illuminates the intricate interplay of these technologies, elucidating their role in replicating and even surpassing human cognitive capacities. Possibly the most provocative section of the book discusses the potential of immortalizing human cognition through artificial intelligence. This proposition is scrutinized thoroughly, drawing from scientific, ethical, and philosophical perspectives. "Outthink: The Engineering & Neuroscience of Cognition" is a daring exploration of the frontiers of cognitive science, artificial intelligence, and the philosophical questions that underpin them. It serves as a valuable resource for a diverse readership, including educators, caregivers, engineers, neuroscientists, and anyone intrigued by the endless potential of the human mind and the exciting prospects of artificial intelligence.

About the Author

Mason Kadem
Mason Kadem

Mason Kadem is a deep tech executive, college professor, neuroscientist, biomedical engineer, and entrepreneur with a passion for leading research innovations. His eclectic training background combines software, physiology, medical imaging, security, mathematical modeling, business acumen, and teaching. He is pursuing a PhD in Biochemistry, while holding a Master's degree in Biomedical Engineering from McMaster University, a Master's degree in Neuroscience from Western University, and ML certification from the University of Oxford.


Mason has published and taught in the areas of hemodynamics, pupil dynamics, machine learning, engineering, and neuroscience. His research interests straddle medicine, spaceflight, and engineering. Currently, he is the CTO of Ro, a deep tech company that is disrupting the way we conduct physiological testing.

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