Parasitic Processing

Discussed in: Episode 13, Episode 42

“A psychotechnology is a socially generated and standardized way of formatting, manipulating, and enhancing information processing that is readily internalizable into human cognition and can be applied in a domain general manner. It must extend and empower cognition in a reliable and extensive manner and be highly generalizable among people.”

Examples of psychotechnologies are:

  • literacy
  • numeracy
  • mindfulness
  • the Socratic method