Many researchers are investigating the benefits of cognitive enhancement, such as the use of neurotransmitters, to improve our brains’ functioning. But are these benefits justified? The research indicates that tES may not actually improve our cognitive abilities. In fact, it may even increase social inequality, a problem that researchers are trying to alleviate. While cognitive enhancement is generally regarded as a good thing, its benefits may be limited to a small group of people.
Psychopharmacology can enhance cognitive functions, but it cannot alleviate or cure certain mental conditions. The process of neurostimulation has many benefits, including the improvement of mood, behavior, and executive functions. These procedures can also improve a patient’s quality of life, as well as their sense of identity. Moreover, patients may choose to undergo these enhancement procedures to overcome cognitive impairment. Some people might consider these procedures as a form of therapy if they believe that they will improve their life or improve a skill they’ve been suffering from.
Using brain-enhancement pills will not increase overall intelligence, as the research has shown. Instead, these neuroenhancers may improve certain types of cognition, such as memory. They can also increase the production of proteins in the hippocampus, which are necessary for encoding and consolidating memories. By increasing this production, the drugs might increase the recall of memories, and strengthen the synapses that regulate memory.