In this episode, Jose and Nicholas discuss the thorny ethical issue of cognitive enhancement in the workplace. They cover what constitutes pharmacological cognitive enhancement (or PCE), talk about the norms around drug use, and explain how organizations benefit. They also discuss some of the reasons for, and against, the use of cognitive performance enhancing drugs in society.
0:36: What is pharmacological cognitive enhancement (PCE)?
3:55: Pressure to cognitively enhance and social norms
7:05: Is PCE ethical?
14:47: The case for cognitive enhancement
16:26: Key takeaways
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Pro-cognitive enhancement article – https://www.researchgate.net/publication/23627947_Towards_responsible_use_of_cognitive-enhancing_drugs_by_the_healthy
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