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Cognitive Enhancement via Magic Pills? likely not soon

Excellent Scientific American cover story:

Turbocharging the Brain–Pills to Make You Smarter?

“Will a pill at breakfast improve concentration and memory—and will it do so without long-term detriment to your health?”

Their answer, in short: not really, not anytime soon.

I couldn’t agree more. Let’s pay real attention to non-invasive options to augment cognition, from exercise to cognitive training and meditation.

For more context, you may enjoy my recent article Preparing Society for the Cognitive Age, published in Frontiers in Neuroscience.

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