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How cognitive enhancement can change our duties

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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

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Experimental Psychology
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Frontiers Media Publisher's website
Journal:
Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience Journal website
Volume:
8
Issue:
JULY
Pages:
131-131
Publication date:
2014-07-01
Acceptance date:
2014-06-30
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EISSN:
1662-5137
ISSN:
1662-5137
Source identifiers:
477890
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pubs:477890
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uuid:0a4a7628-2440-4ea1-bb1b-578cab70f5b6
Local pid:
pubs:477890
Deposit date:
2014-08-14

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