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How cognitive enhancement can change our duties

Abstract:

This theoretical paper draws the scientific community’s attention to how pharmacological cognitive enhancement may impact on society and law. Namely, if safe, reliable, and effective techniques to enhance mental performance are eventually developed, then this may under some circumstances impose new duties onto people in high-responsibility professions—e.g., surgeons or pilots—to use such substances to minimize risks of adverse outcomes or to increase the likelihood of good outcomes. By discus...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
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10.3389/fnsys.2014.00131

Authors


Santoni de Sio, F More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Experimental Psychology
Vincent, NA More by this author
Publisher:
Frontiers Media Publisher's website
Journal:
Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience Journal website
Volume:
8
Issue:
JULY
Pages:
131-131
Publication date:
2014-07-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1662-5137
ISSN:
1662-5137
URN:
uuid:0a4a7628-2440-4ea1-bb1b-578cab70f5b6
Source identifiers:
477890
Local pid:
pubs:477890

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