Neurocognitive enhancement: What can we do and what should we do?

Martha J. Farah, Judy Illes, Robert Cook-Deegan, Howard Gardner, Eric Kandel, Patricia King, Eric Parens, Barbara Sahakian, Paul Root Wolpe

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Our growing ability to alter brain function can be used to enhance the mental processes of normal individuals as well as to treat mental dysfunction in people who are ill. At a meeting last year, the authors discussed issues raised by the prospect of neurocognitive enhancement, and how society should address these problems.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)421-425
Number of pages5
JournalNature Reviews Neuroscience
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 2004
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)


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