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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.
cognitive neuroscience, enhancement, neuroethics
Greely, H., Campbell, P., Sahakian, B., Harris, J., Kessler, R., Gazzaniga, M., & Farah, M. J. (2008). Towards responsible use of cognitive-enhancing drugs by the healthy. Retrieved from http://repository.upenn.edu/neuroethics_pubs/42
Date Posted: 17 December 2008
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