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Pharmacological cognitive enhancement – how neuroscientific research could advance ethical debate

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There are numerous ways people can improve their cognitive capacities: good nutrition and regular exercise can produce long-term improvements across many cognitive domains, whilst commonplace stimulants such as coffee temporarily boost levels of alertness and concentration. Effects like these have been well-documented in the medical literature and they raise few (if any) ethical issues. More recently, however, clinical research has shown that the off-label use of some pharmaceuticals can, und...

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Peer reviewed

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10.3389/fnsys.2014.00107

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Institution:
University of Oxford
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HUMS
Department:
Philosophy Faculty
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Institution:
University of Oxford
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MSD
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Experimental Psychology
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Institution:
University of Oxford
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HUMS
Department:
Philosophy Faculty
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Publisher:
Frontiers Media Publisher's website
Journal:
Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience Journal website
Volume:
8
Pages:
107
Publication date:
2014-06-01
Acceptance date:
2014-05-20
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EISSN:
1662-5137
ISSN:
1662-5137
Source identifiers:
466927
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English
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pubs:466927
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uuid:1849d33b-41a7-48bc-8b32-d1ba89aeb722
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2014-07-03

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