Why Only The Sick?

Currently, our culture insists that only sick people can take drugs. There doesn’t seem to be a clear, moral case for this to be so, however. This Lifeboat article skims this topic, listing out many drugs that can help with your brain’s functionality that are available right now. Of course, you need to be sick to get most of these. But really, why? I’d love to have increased memory, cognition, and especially focus.  Click through for the table of drugs.

Now, drugs that enhance mental functioning in healthy people are becoming known and – increasingly – used. We are in the midst of a series of discoveries that will progressively enhance mental abilities. Alpha-CaM kinase II causes remembering a bad memory to erase it, at least in mice. Credible evidence exists for other biomolecular approaches to cognitive enhancement, some listed in the table.

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