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Can drugs deliver peak learning performance?

 

 

Scientists have discovered that drugs previously used to treat mood disorders can dramatically improve people's ability to learn. But what are the moral, social and medical implications of taking a pill to enhance language learning? How else can these drugs be used? And do the benefits outweigh the risks?

These were some of the questions raised at a recent debate hosted by the Guardian, in association with the British Academy. The debate, which was introduced by Professor Simon Baron-Cohen, a Fellow of the British Academy, featured fellow Cambridge Neuroscientist, Professor Barbara Sahakian. Read more here.

Posted on 06/08/2014

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