20 Percent of Scientists Admit Using Brain-Enhancing Drugs

  1. 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


  2. 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.

  3. 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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  4. Ah someone needs to stop them before they go nuts and kill people as a result of BRAIN RAGE /panic.

  5. Dont heaps of medical students take recreational drugs or is that just a myth?

  6. 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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