As “smart drugs” gain popularity and greater
acceptance, a growing number of people are beginning to view their own
brains as a technology, which they can manipulate and mold with the use
of new combinations of chemicals. Acceptance of the positive potentials
of “smart drugs” could precipitate a greater tolerance for continued
exploration and enhancement of the human mind by chemical means.
Cognitive technologies affect not only the brain’s
chemical structure, but also the more theoretical thought processes in
an individual’s mind, processes that CCLE supporters believe
to be inviolable. While reckless use of any mind-altering or
enhancing substance could be harmful, informed choices about methods of
mental augmentation should continue to be allowed, free from
governmental intervention. As a positive reinforcement of cognitive
liberty, the CCLE supports the individual's fundamental
right to enhance cognitive functioning with the responsible use
of ‘smart drugs’ and nutrients.
Cognitive Enhancement Research Institute (CERI)
founding purpose is to deal with the technology of human performance.
Given whatever it is that we wish to do with our lives, how can we
better achieve our ends by improving ourselves? Although each person
must adopt their own life's purpose for themselves, the means for
realization of those purposes are more universal.”
List and links to info on various nootropics.
FDA Policy on
Import of Personal Use Substances
you will find information on nootropic nutrients, herbs, drugs and the
Central: A Virtual Pharmacopia
site offers a scientifically centered introduction to “smart drugs.”
Drugs, Nootropics and Cognitive Enhancement
to additional sources of information.
Users Guide to Smart Drugs
A Survey of
"Smart" Drinks and Drugs by Justin Pearce
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