Neurocognitive enhancement: what can we do and what should we do?
Document Type Journal Article
Postprint version. Published in Nature Reviews Neuroscience, Volume 5, Issue 5, May 2004, pages 421-425.
Publisher URL: http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.1038/nrn1390
Our growing ability to alter brain function can be used to enhance the mental processes of normal individuals as well as to treat mental dysfunction in people who are ill. The prospect of neurocognitive enhancement raises many issues about what is safe, fair and otherwise morally acceptable. This article resulted from a meeting on neurocognitive enhancement that was held by the authors. Our goal is to review the state of the art in neurocognitive enhancement, its attendant social and ethical problems, and the ways in which society can address these problems.
Date Posted: 04 April 2006
This document has been peer reviewed.