Neuro-Enhancement

Neuro-Enhancement

Originally submitted by Cornelia Daheim
last updated by Rafael Popper

Weak Signal's progress: fully-fledged

This Weak Signal came from: 
European Commission Framework Programme for RTD

The theme/scheme related to this Weak Signal: 
Theme 1 - Health

The sub-theme that best relates to this Weak Signal: 
Prediction of suitability, safety and efficacy of therapies

When did the Weak Signal manifest ? 
2005-now

Weak Signal's description 
New drugs are continuously introduced. The drug consumption of legal and illegal drugs to improve one´s performance rises (neuro-enhancement). The consumption has already risen immensely: legal forms of amphetamine are given to hyper-active children as medication; illegal forms as speed and other drugs to improve one´s performance and concentration. These are taken by fighter pilots as well as by managers. athletes, scientists and students.