Cognitive Enhancement

- Beginning with a definition of cognitive enhancement (using off-label drugs to improve normal brain abilities), this talk discusses amphetamines and executive function, revealing that the drugs don’t improve cognitive function in all circumstances.

Neuroethics behind amthetamines being used for enhancement is a major issue. Farah discusses research into how widespread it is (7% of US college students) and background into what, who, where and why it’s happening. Other drugs used for enhancement are also discussed.

Lots of facts and data in this interesting video.

Producer: PennLPS Featuring: Martha Farah
Format: Flash Date: 23/02/10
Length: 00:42:30  
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APA Reference
Kiume, S. (2012). Stimulants Used for Cognitive Enhancement. Psych Central. Retrieved on November 24, 2014, from


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