Drugs can be used to treat more than disease

  title={Drugs can be used to treat more than disease},
  author={Nick Bostrom},
  • N. Bostrom
  • Published 30 January 2008
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Nature
The Correspondence columns this week comment on the merits and demerits of cognitive enhancement, prompted by the Commentary 'Professor's little helper', by Barbara Sahakian and Sharon Morein-Zamir (Nature 450, 1157–1159; 2007), and the continuing online Nature Forum thread 'Would you boost your brain power?' ( http://tinyurl.com/2qpxff ). 
The ethics of neuroenhancement.
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  • Psychology, Medicine
    Handbook of clinical neurology
  • 2013
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Ethically Justified, Clinically Applicable Criteria for Physician Decision-Making in Psychopharmacological Enhancement
Advances in psychopharmacology raise the prospects of enhancing neurocognitive functions of humans by improving attention, memory, or mood. While general ethical reflections on psychopharmacological
Empirical Support for the Moral Salience of the Therapy-Enhancement Distinction in the Debate Over Cognitive, Affective and Social Enhancement
The ambiguity regarding whether a given intervention is perceived as enhancement or as therapy might contribute to the angst that the public expresses with respect to endorsement of enhancement. We
A Case for Memory Enhancement: Ethical, Social, Legal, and Policy Implications for Enhancing the Memory
The desire to enhance and make ourselves better is not a new one and it has continued to intrigue throughout the ages. Individuals have continued to seek ways to improve and enhance their well-being
Social Media Ethics Section 1: Facebook, Twitter, and Google – Oh My!
  • T. Parsons
  • Business
    Ethical Challenges in Digital Psychology and Cyberpsychology
  • 2019
On Thursday, July 26, 2018, Facebook experienced the largest single-day drop in value in Wall Street history. On that day, Facebook’s market value plummeted by more than $100 billion (down 19
Telepsychology and the Ethical Delivery of e-Therapy
  • T. Parsons
  • Sociology
    Ethical Challenges in Digital Psychology and Cyberpsychology
  • 2019
In most aspects of our everyday lives, extraordinary innovations in information and communication technology are taking place. We are now able to visually and verbally communicate with people from
Converging Technologies: A Critical Analysis of Cognitive Enhancement for Public Policy Application
  • C. Makridis
  • Economics, Computer Science
    Sci. Eng. Ethics
  • 2013
Cognitive enhancement, specifically biological cognitive enhancement (BCE), as a converging technology, and its implications for public policy are investigated and an analytical model for evaluating contingencies for BCE development is proposed.
Virtual Reality Ethics
In this chapter, there is an emphasis on describing some of the ethical concerns that may arise from research, clinical applications, and even personal use of virtual reality and related
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  • T. Parsons
  • Computer Science
    Ethical Challenges in Digital Psychology and Cyberpsychology
  • 2019
Are video games ethical? Is it ethical to play violent video games? These questions are at the heart of many discussions and research studies related to video games. Warnings abound as popular media


Professor's little helper
The use of cognitive-enhancing drugs by both ill and healthy individuals raises ethical questions that should not be ignored, argue Barbara Sahakian and Sharon Morein-Zamir. The idea that a drug or