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Cognitive Enhancement: Hope or Dope?

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We only use a fraction of our brains, yet drugs to help us tap into unused mental potential have become increasingly available. Indeed, a recent study concluded that students use ‘smart drugs’ more commonly than one might imagine. What are the ethical, social and health-related implications of this development? The professional panel tackling the issue consists of:

- Professor Barbara Sahakian (Department of Psychiatry, University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine)

- Dr Anders Sandberg (Future of Humanity Institute, University of Oxford)

- Professor Steven Rose (Department of Life Sciences, The Open University)

- Professor Michael Langford (Faculty of Divinity, University of Cambridge)

Following a short presentation from each speaker, the floor will be open to you so we invite you to express your questions and views and come ready to challenge the panel!

This talk is part of the The Triple Helix Lecture Series series.

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