Neuroenhancement’s Mainstream Moment May Be Here

March 13, 2017

(Mescape) – Trying to lend our brains a little more power is as societally entrenched as a morning cup of coffee. Yet in recent years, the quest for new ways of achieving this has become considerably more intense. Led by a loose assortment of pharmacologic researchers, Silicon Valley entrepreneurs, and an ad hoc community of layperson “biohackers” open to self-experimentation with their brain chemistry, the field of neuroenhancement (also known as cognitive enhancement, among other terms) is gaining a foothold in the public consciousness.

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