Can a drug make you smart?
‘Smart drugs’ were initially developed for patients with conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease and attention deficit disorder. However, they are increasingly used in non-medical situations, for instance by shift workers such as doctors or nurses, or by students to help them concentrate during exams. As we live in a society that puts such value on education and qualifications, ‘smart drugs’ have a great appeal and are creating much debate. Would you take a ‘smart drug’ if it could improve your brain power?