A bubble of enthusiasm: how prevalent is the use of prescription stimulants for cognitive enhancement?

Partridge, Bradley (2013). A bubble of enthusiasm: how prevalent is the use of prescription stimulants for cognitive enhancement?. In Elisabeth Hildt and Andreas G. Franke (Ed.), Cognitive enhancement: an interdisciplinary perspective (pp. 39-47) Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Springer. doi:10.1007/978-94-007-6253-4_4

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Author Partridge, Bradley
Title of chapter A bubble of enthusiasm: how prevalent is the use of prescription stimulants for cognitive enhancement?
Title of book Cognitive enhancement: an interdisciplinary perspective
Place of Publication Dordrecht, The Netherlands
Publisher Springer
Publication Year 2013
Sub-type Research book chapter (original research)
DOI 10.1007/978-94-007-6253-4_4
Open Access Status
Series Trends in Augmentation of Human Performance
ISBN 9789400762527
9789400762534
ISSN 2213-1310
2213-1329
Editor Elisabeth Hildt
Andreas G. Franke
Chapter number 4
Start page 39
End page 47
Total pages 9
Total chapters 21
Collection year 2014
Language eng
Abstract/Summary This chapter focuses on the evidence for the prevalence of non-medical stimulant use by students for cognitive enhancement. Some of what is cited as apparent evidence for widespread cognitive enhancement (also known as neuroenhancement) has a number of weaknesses that we should be aware of. Here, I expand upon several examples whereby the prevalence of cognitive enhancement has been uncritically presented. Caution needs to be exercised to avoid whipping up hype about neuroenhancement by overextending what the currently available data on prevalence really says.
Keyword Cognitive enhancement
Neuroenhancement
Prevalence
Psychostimulants
Prescription drugs
Students
Q-Index Code B1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

 
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