April 20, 2004
The ethical and saftey issues of memory-improving drugs or brain-enhancing implants were recently debated at a meeting of neuroscientists, ethicists and psychologists.
For example, there have been no studies that establish the long-term effects of brain function in children who take Ritalin to control hyperactivity or in people who take medication for depression. It could be that drugs alter the way the brain works, fundamentally changing personality. The drugs… read more