Rose, Steven P.R.
|DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link:||http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nrn984|
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Beyond pharmacological approaches to the treatment of memory loss that results from Alzheimer's disease or stroke, there lies a broad diagnostic penumbra of 'age-associated memory impairment'. New research that offers to attain the ancient goal of improving our cognitive ability raises an important issue — the use, by healthy people, of such pharmacological tools as cognitive enhancers. Here, I review the history and effectiveness of such supposed 'nootropics', and the ethical, social and legal issues raised by their potential use in disease and in the enhancement of 'normal' cognition.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Academic Unit/Department:||Science > Life, Health and Chemical Sciences
|Depositing User:||Astrid Peterkin|
|Date Deposited:||02 Mar 2007|
|Last Modified:||14 Jan 2016 16:29|
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