Welcome to the next issue of Cognitive Technology. We have continued to add to our formatting and articles for this issue. In particular, as this issue demonstrates, we are working to include important developments that cut across cognition and technology. In this issue you will find traditional articles on memory research, aging and internet use, and new methods for knowledge elicitation. But, in addition, you will find a review for a recent interdisciplinary book that has taken a semiotic view on programming. Finally, we introduce a new feature for the journal – a “commentary” format. For our first example, we have invited leading researchers to address the development of neurotechnologies. This represents one of the most important growth areas of research and development in the 21st century. In this commentary our contributors discuss some of the ethical and legal issues surrounding this emerging technology.
We hope you enjoy the interesting variety of ideas and findings presented. We continue to help the journal, and the field of applied cognition, take on the responsibility to steward the important interdisciplinary growth in these ever expanding areas of cognitive technology.