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Cognitive enhancement and motivation enhancement: An empirical comparison of intuitive judgments

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In an empirical study, we compared how lay people judge motivation enhancement as opposed to cognitive enhancement. We found alienation is not seen as a danger associated with either form of enhancement. Cognitive enhancement is seen as more morally wrong than motivation enhancement, and users of cognitive enhancement tend to be judged as less deserving of praise and success than users of motivation enhancement. These more negative judgments of cognitive enhancement may be driven by differenc...

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Published
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Peer reviewed
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Accepted manuscript

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10.1080/21507740.2014.991847

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Experimental Psychology
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Experimental Psychology
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Author
Publisher:
Taylor and Francis Publisher's website
Journal:
AJOB Neuroscience Journal website
Volume:
6
Issue:
1
Pages:
18-20
Publication date:
2015-02-05
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2150-7759
ISSN:
2150-7740
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uuid:b88db46f-4415-451d-b6bc-84d45d1443d4
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515006
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pubs:515006

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