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Smart Drugs “As Common As Coffee”: Media Hype about Neuroenhancement
Background The use of prescription drugs to improve cognitive functioning in normal persons –“neuroenhancement” – has gained recent attention from bioethicists and neuroscientists. Enthusiasts claimExpand
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Academic doping or Viagra for the brain?
Recent developments in neuroscience have raised the possibility that neuropharmaceuticals and other interventions could be used to enhance brain processes in ‘normal’ people who are not impaired byExpand
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Australian university students' attitudes towards the use of prescription stimulants as cognitive enhancers: perceived patterns of use, efficacy and safety.
INTRODUCTION AND AIMS Recent, high profile articles in leading science journals have claimed that the enhancement use of prescription stimulants is a common practice among students worldwide. ThisExpand
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Addiction: Current Criticism of the Brain Disease Paradigm
To deepen understanding of efforts to consider addiction a “brain disease,” we review critical appraisals of the disease model in conjunction with responses from in-depth semistructured stakeholderExpand
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Australian University Students’ Attitudes Towards the Acceptability and Regulation of Pharmaceuticals to Improve Academic Performance
There is currently little empirical information about attitudes towards cognitive enhancement - the use of pharmaceutical drugs to enhance normal brain functioning. It is claimed this behaviour mostExpand
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Public attitudes towards the acceptability of using drugs to treat depression and ADHD
Objective: This paper examines public attitudes towards the acceptability of using prescription drugs to treat depression and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and whether attitudesExpand
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Weak evidence for large claims contribute to the phantom debate
We agree with Quednow that the extent of cognitive enhancer abuse has been exaggerated (Quednow, 2010). We have found that exaggerated estimates of the rising prevalence of neuro-enhancement use comeExpand
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Dazed and Confused: Sports Medicine, Conflicts of Interest, and Concussion Management
Professional sports with high rates of concussion have become increasingly concerned about the long-term effects of multiple head injuries. In this context, return-to-play decisions about concussionExpand
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A Comparison of Attitudes Toward Cognitive Enhancement and Legalized Doping in Sport in a Community Sample of Australian Adults
Background: This article compares public attitudes toward the use of prescription drugs for cognitive enhancement with the use of performance enhancing drugs in sport. We explore attitudes toward theExpand
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Towards a Smart Population: A Public Health Framework for Cognitive Enhancement
This paper presents a novel view of the concept of cognitive enhancement by taking a population health perspective. We propose four main modifiable healthy lifestyle factors for optimal cognitiveExpand
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