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WIREs Cogn Sci
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Cognitive enhancement

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Cognitive enhancement refers to the improvement of cognitive ability in normal healthy individuals. In this article, we focus on the use of pharmaceutical agents and brain stimulation for cognitive enhancement, reviewing the most common methods of pharmacologic and electronic cognitive enhancement, and the mechanisms by which they are believed to work, the effectiveness of these methods and their prevalence. We note the many gaps in our knowledge of these matters, including open questions about the size, reliability and nature of the enhancing effects, and we conclude with recommendations for further research. WIREs Cogn Sci 2014, 5:95–103. doi: 10.1002/wcs.1250 This article is categorized under: Psychology > Brain Function and Dysfunction Neuroscience > Cognition

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