ksjdf43 - September 2, 2016
Catalyst: Life Enhancing Drugs – Exploring the possibility of ‘brain doping’ to improve mental performance.
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Would you take a pill that could improve your concentration, learning ability, energy levels, memory, sociability, or mood? Drugs such as Prozac have already been enhancing certain brain functions for many years now, but scientists are now inquiring into the wider development of drugs that could boost performance in a huge variety of aspects in our lives. Possible drugs could be used to treat medical conditions, but also just as quick fixes for our undiagnosed problems or anxieties. Aside from the clinical trials, we also need to address the moral questions of how altering our pharmacological state could alter who we are as human beings. Dr Graham Phillips explores how we could be seeing more pharmacological fixes to improve brainpower.
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