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    modafinil-the-future-of-neuroenhancement

    I just read this article and I thought it would interest a few here.

    Modafinil: the future of neuroenhancement?

    The 'smart pill' has huge potential to boost cognitive function, making us more productive and innovative, but we need to improve the way that we analyse the effect this kind of drug has on both healthy brains and wider society before we can consider who gets to use the drugs

    ByblessRUAIRIDH MCLENNAN BATTLEDAYbless,blessANNA-KATHARINE BREM

    Thursday 27 August 2015

    Extension of our 'natural' capacities through science and technology is not a new phenomenon – it has been a key driver of many evolutions of human society throughout history: movement with the wheel; navigation with the compass; communication with the wire. The field of 'neuroenhancement' – using our understanding of how the brain works more directly to try to improve the way it functions – might well be the next such catalyst.

    Our newblessresearchblessreviewing the cognitive effects of the “smart pill” modafinil has found that itblesscanblessimprove the performance of healthy people on cognitive tasks, meaning it can be considered the first of these “neuroenhancement agents”. But, what is also clear is that we need to radically improve the way that we analyse the effect this kind of drug has on both healthy brains and wider society.
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    If there you could get this drug without prescription, would you use it?
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    I'd consider it.

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    I'm a kinda-sorta transhumanist. Totally would do this. I'd try to weigh out side effects.. but I totally would do this.

    Wait. It's already FDA-approved? For a thing that I have anyway? Hell, sign me up.
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    If you find this interesting, you'll probably find nootropics culture as a whole pretty neat as well.

    I dabbled in this sort of thing in high school. I briefly looked into Moda but was unable to determine how its effects were significantly different from the same thing one would get from (detoxing and reupping) caffeine and l-theanine both of which are more readily available, better researched for the general population, and whose mechanisms are better understood. Similar issues with Ritalin and Adderall though I know several people without ADHD diagnoses who swear by their benefit.

    Anyway, neuro enhancers have always interested my inner transhumanist so if ever the above and some other concerns are properly answered, I'd absolutely give it a go.

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    I, too, would consider it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SearchingforPeace View Post
    modafinil-the-future-of-neuroenhancement

    I just read this article and I thought it would interest a few here.



    Read the rest at the link.

    If there you could get this drug without prescription, would you use it?
    Because we should compare a drug that affects our body chemically with great inventions that are purely tools that do not affect us chemically.

    Need more data and more people to guinea pig it before I jump on
    Im out, its been fun

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    Modafinil's analogue, Adrafinil, is available over-the-counter, though I can't say I recommend either.

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    I would use it.
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    it should be noted that the man who discovered Adderal was named Achillies and he accidentally killed himself in the 80's while on adderal experimenting with another cognitive enhancer. Remember, high IQ doesn't mean you aren't stupid.
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