Discussion 2.docx - 2-1 Discussion Research Ethics One issue in nueroethics that stood out to me were cognitive enhancers Cognitive enhancers are drugs

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2-1 Discussion: Research Ethics One issue in nueroethics that stood out to me were cognitive enhancers. Cognitive enhancers are drugs that can improve cognition, and include memory, creativity and motivation. They can also be used to treat disorders, like attention deficit hyperkinetic disorder (ADHD), Alzheimer's disease and Parkinsonism, “stimulant medication, which has been shown to improve the executive function of individuals with ADHD, also enhances normal performance on a variety of executive function measures” (Farah, 2005). Current ethical issues with cognitive enhancers include health issues, such as safety, side effects and unintended consequences (Farah,
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