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Last Wednesday, Nature released the results of an informal survey about cognitive enhancers—drugs known to improve concentration and counteract fatigue. Twenty percent of the 1,400 international respondents said they had used cognitive enhancers (such as Ritalin and beta blockers) for non-medical reasons to stimulate their focus, concentration or memory. Eighty percent thought that healthy adults should have the option of taking these drugs if desired.

This week, we’re polling our own readers: Should healthy adults have the option of taking cognitive-enhancing drugs for non-medical reasons?




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