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Expectations regarding cognitive enhancement create substantial challenges
journal contributionposted on 2009-07-01, 00:00 authored by E Racine, Cynthia ForliniCynthia Forlini
A recent discussion on cognitive enhancers has caused some controversy in the ethics and neuroscience fields by coming out in favour of making neuropharmaceuticals with enhancing properties available for general consumption. We highlight in this brief commentary why concerns regarding efficacy and safety, demands on resources, and public health are substantive enough to warrant serious reconsideration before pharmaceutical performance enhancement can be widely supported.