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Cognitive Enhancement

There Is Nothing That Can Make You Smarter, But There Should Be

Abilash Gopal, M.D. | Posted 09.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Abilash Gopal, M.D.

Americans want to be smarter, and there's nothing wrong with that. It is human nature to seek self improvement, and the United States is the most comp...

Are There Natural Remedies for Cognitive Aging?

Wray Herbert | Posted 02.18.2015 | Science
Wray Herbert

The aging brain goes through predictable changes, and as a result, old age is usually accompanied by some cognitive decline, even dementia. Happily, some of the risk factors for mental aging are open to intervention.

We Need to Reinvent Brain Care

Alvaro Fernandez | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Alvaro Fernandez

An assessment of basic neurocognitive function should be an essential part of any psychiatric evaluation. The mental health field should adopt a brain-based model for diagnosis and treatment.

Scientists Endorse "Brain Boost" Drugs: Beginning of End of Drug War?

Maia Szalavitz | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Maia Szalavitz

Researchers are arguing that drugs that "boost the brain" should be permitted legal if they are safe and effective. Here's where it gets interesting: many drugs that boost the brain also produce a high.