Neuroethics Publications

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Journal Article

Date of this Version

12-7-2008

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Reprinted from Nature, December 2008. Publisher URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/456702a

Abstract

In this article, we propose actions that will help society accept the benefits of enhancement, given appropriate research and evolved regulation. Prescription drugs are regulated as such not for their enhancing properties but primarily for considerations of safety and potential abuse. Still, cognitive enhancement has much to offer individuals and society, and a proper societal response will involve making enhancements available while managing their risks.

Keywords

cognitive neuroscience, enhancement, neuroethics

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Date Posted: 17 December 2008

This document has been peer reviewed.