Cognitive Enhancement: An Interdisciplinary Perspective by Elisabeth Hildt, Andreas G. Franke

By Elisabeth Hildt, Andreas G. Franke

Cognitive enhancement is using medications, biotechnological innovations or different potential through fit participants aiming on the development of cognitive features reminiscent of vigilance, focus or reminiscence with none scientific want. specifically, using pharmacological ingredients (caffeine, pharmaceuticals or illicit medicinal drugs) has obtained significant recognition over the last few years. presently, even though, little is understood about the use of cognitive enhancers, their results in fit participants and where and serve as of cognitive enhancement in way of life. the aim of the booklet is to offer an summary of the present study on cognitive enhancement and to supply in-depth insights into the interdisciplinary debate on cognitive enhancement.

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2009, 2010a, b). The drugs that first sparked this debate were the modern antidepressants. In the last decades, extensive research led to the development of new generations of antidepressants. Surveys indicate that antidepressant use has increased rapidly in most developed countries (McManus et al. 2000; Olie et al. 2002; Raymond et al. 2007). The psychiatrist Peter Kramer noted that Prozac® (fluoxetine) and the other selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) might have a – possibly positive – effect on the mood and personality of individuals in the absence of mood or personality disorder and coined the term “cosmetic psychopharmacology” (Kramer 1993).

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