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Social policy and cognitive enhancement: lessons from chess

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Should the development of pharmacological cognitive enhancers raise worries about doping in cognitively demanding activities? In this paper, we argue against using current evidence relating to enhancement to justify a ban on cognitive enhancers using the example of chess. It is a mistake to assume that enhanced cognitive functioning on psychometric testing is transferable to chess performance because cognitive expertise is highly complex and in large part not merely a function of the sum spec...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
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10.1007/s12152-018-9354-y

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Humanities Division
Department:
Philosophy Faculty
Oxford college:
St Cross College
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Springer Netherlands Publisher's website
Journal:
Neuroethics Journal website
Volume:
11
Issue:
2
Pages:
115–127
Publication date:
2018-02-22
Acceptance date:
2018-02-01
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EISSN:
1874-5504
ISSN:
1874-5490
Pubs id:
pubs:823142
URN:
uri:fbda40fa-f75a-423e-8add-b4066b9609b7
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uuid:fbda40fa-f75a-423e-8add-b4066b9609b7
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pubs:823142

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