Sunday, March 09, 2008

Is Brain Enhancement Wrong?

In a previous survey on this blog, we had asked if you would take a neuroenhancement drug if it had a minimal side effects and a surprising number of you had said 'yes.' (roughly 52%).
But is that considering 'cheating'? -- The debate continues in an article in the NY Times today:

"In a recent commentary in the journal Nature, two Cambridge University researchers reported that about a dozen of their colleagues had admitted to regular use of prescription drugs like Adderall, a stimulant, and Provigil, which promotes wakefulness, to improve their academic performance. The former is approved to treat attention deficit disorder, the latter narcolepsy, and both are considered more effective, and more widely available, than the drugs circulating in dorms a generation ago."

Full article accessible here.

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