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.

See Also:
Ask Dr. Shulgin
Drug Policy

Mental Health

Psychedelics

Resources:

The Cognitive Enhancement Research Institute (CERI)
“CERI's 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.”

Nootropics at Erowid
List and links to info on various nootropics.

FDA Policy on Import of Personal Use Substances

FDA Review.org

Hyperreal Nootropics Archive
Here you will find information on nootropic nutrients, herbs, drugs and the smartbar scene.

Pharmacology Central: A Virtual Pharmacopia
This site offers a scientifically centered introduction to “smart drugs.”

Smart Drugs, Nootropics and Cognitive Enhancement
Links to additional sources of information. 

A Users Guide to Smart Drugs
A Survey of "Smart" Drinks and Drugs by Justin Pearce

If you would like to expound on any of these issues or suggest additional resources, please contact us at info@cognitiveliberty.org.

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