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Pharmacological cognitive enhancement : how neuroscientific research could advance ethical debate

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There are numerous ways people can improve their cognitive capacities: good nutrition and regular exercise can produce long-term improvements across many cognitive domains, whilst commonplace stimulants such as coffee temporarily boost levels of alertness and concentration. Effects like these have been well-documented in the medical literature and they raise few (if any) ethical issues. More recently, however, clinical research has shown that the off-label use of some pharmaceuticals can, und...

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10.3389/fnsys.2014.00107

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University of Oxford
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HUMS
Department:
Philosophy Faculty
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Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics, Oxford Martin School
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Institution:
University of Oxford
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MSD
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Experimental Psychology
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Institution:
University of Oxford
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HUMS
Department:
Philosophy Faculty
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Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics
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Maslen, H
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086041/Z/08/Z
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Faulmüller, N
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Savulescu, J
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Frontiers Publisher's website
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Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience Journal website
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8
Pages:
Article 107
Publication date:
2014-06-01
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1662-5137
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1662-5137
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2015-01-23

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