My body my choice.
What I do to my body is my own choice and no one else’s, regardless of the reason. Of course if I participate in an activity that puts others at risk such as driving under the influence of the drugs then it is not okay. But that was not stipulated, it is irrelevant to this particular question. In conclusion it is okay for me to take whatever I want if it is done responsibly. – Gina Ortiz – University Graduate
Taking cognition improvement drugs isn’t worth the risk.
While enhancing performance has many benefits, the benefits are not worth risking your health and happiness for. Taking risky drugs could lead to severe consequences such as depression or physical disability. The risks associated with certain cognitive improvement drugs far outweigh any benefits that can be gained. It’s not worth putting yourself at risk for benefits that are relatively minor. – Abid Farooq – Chemical Engineer
Risk vs Reward; that’s all I’m saying.
It all depends on how risky the drugs are and what the potential outcome of the drug is compared to the potential cognitive gain. If the drug might kill you versus increasing your attention 5 percent then no way! But if the side effects are potentially minimal for untapped brain power then by all means its worth the risk. – Brian Burton – High School Senior
Addiction is bad so why seek it?
It is not okay to use drugs to enhance cognitive functioning. Many kids I coach on college campus resort to taking Adderall in order to improve their performance. This does give them an edge in the short run, but in the long run, it leads to addiction; which becomes a strain on the student’s health and finances. – David Laughlin – Wrestler
We stimulate the mind and body in countless ways, why not for cognitive function?
Yes, a person should,have a choice to take drugs to improve cognitive function. Coffee sharpens the senses, amphetamines speed the mind, psychedelics open it, and cannabis calms it down. Addiction is the problem, not the drugs. Drugs should be freely available in a national health care system. And yes, for whichever cognitive function applicable. The benefits include legal profits, taxation, increased productivity, and the possibility of interesting new ideas being discovered.- Nina Fernandez -Criminal Psychologist
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