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Cognitive enhancers could join coffee, pain killers and antibiotics as an accepted – and expected – mode of self-improvement. Flickr/cosmo flash

Put down the smart drugs – cognitive enhancement is ethically risky business

Cognitive performance enhancers promise to deliver a better version of ourselves: smarter, more alert and more mentally agile. But what if such enhancement was no longer a personal choice but a socially…
Adderall is a popular “good-grade pill” in the United States. i eated a cookie/Flickr

Smart pills: magic bullets or benign slugs?

“Smart drugs” and “steroids for the brain” are just two of the terms used to describe pills that students sometimes take in an attempt to improve their scholastic performance. The New York Times has recently…

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Omega-3 may improve brain function

Healthy young adults could boost their cognitive function and working memory by increasing their intake of omega-3 fatty…