20 Percent of Scientists Admit Using Brain-Enhancing Drugs

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    20 Percent of Scientists Admit Using Brain-Enhancing Drugs


    Nature released the results of an online survey in which 20 percent of respondents, largely drawn from the scientific community, admitted to using brain-enhancing drugs like Ritalin (methylphenidate) and Provigil (modafinil).

    Sixty-two percent of the scientists who had taken drugs used Ritalin while 44 percent reported using Provigil and only 14 percent had tried beta blockers like propranolol.

    The 1,427-person survey was launched after a duo of articles this winter touched off a storm of questions about widespread neuroenhancer use by the scientific community. Jonathan Eisen of UC-Davis, an evolutionary biologist, even successfully spread an April Fools' rumor that the National Institutes of Health were planning to regulate the use of brain "steroids" as a condition of funding scientists.

    20 Percent of Scientists Admit Using Brain-Enhancing Drugs -- Do You? | Wired Science from Wired.com
    Poll results: look who's doping : Nature News

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    Wake up FDA. Why aren't you busting these drug abusers for using controlled substances outside of their prescripted uses? After all, you know what's best for the American public.
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    maybe they all have prescriptions?

    they are likely putting these drugs to good use at least, i.e. research and development
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    Ah someone needs to stop them before they go nuts and kill people as a result of BRAIN RAGE /panic.
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    Dont heaps of medical students take recreational drugs or is that just a myth?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ItsHectic View Post
    Dont heaps of medical students take recreational drugs or is that just a myth?

    myth my ass, im sure they have tried it.
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