The ethics of using smart drugs to boost performance

Using smart drugs to boost performance is not without its ethical issues. While some may claim that it’s cheating to take a substance to outcompete others, others will say that there’s actually a moral imperative to do so in some professions; say, in biomedical research or space exploration, where peak performance can benefit humanity in[…]

Choosing a smart drug: LSD vs. modafinil

An article in The Guardian claimed that modafinil (marketed as Provigil) is the world’s safest smart drug (1). A systematic review published in European Neuropsychopharmacology found that modafinil does in fact enhance cognition, and it is safe in the short-term, with few side-effects and no addictive properties (2). This drug – available on the NHS as a[…]

The use of nutrition in concussion recovery

What is a concussion? A concussion (or Minor Traumatic Brain Injury) is a temporary loss of normal brain function caused by quick movements or impacts to the head, neck or face, leading to bruising and missed neuronal connections within the brain. Although I’m speaking more specifically to sports-related injuries, concussions can also result from other[…]

Don’t forget about Ginkgo: The use of Ginkgo biloba for memory enhancement.

We all have our own struggles with memory loss. Whether it’s cramming before a big exam, trying to remember what was on that shopping list we forgot at home, or the normal effects of aging, poor memory can be VERY frustrating. With modern day medicine, we continue to learn more about the causes and effects[…]

Beat your anxiety with Ginkgo Biloba

Guest blog post by Nicole Simms Do you spend your days worrying and feeling nervous? Does a simple task fill you with dread? If yes, then Ginkgo biloba could help you fight your anxiety. What is anxiety? So, what is anxiety? Well, anxiety is when you feel nervous or worried. You will have felt anxious[…]

These Two B Vitamins Are Essential for Brain Function

There are two B vitamins that you really need to have adequate levels of, in order to ensure proper development and functioning of the brain. These are folic acid and B12. Folic acid  Folic acid is the synthetic form of vitamin B9, and is found in supplements (including nootropics such as BrainXP) and fortified foods.[…]

Brain training tool: Cambridge Brain Sciences

Saturday morning and it’s raining in London, so it’s a pretty good weather for some brain training. My choice? Cambridge Brain Sciences (CBS) website that I’m going to talk about in this blog post. I have recently cancelled my gym membership subscription (somehow I ended up going to the gym only twice in 30 days, so it[…]

Show Buttons
Hide Buttons