National Public Radio's All Things Considered
aired a story yesterday on the topic of cognitive-enhancing medications which, along with the earlier Wall Street Journal
report, was generated by a commentary in the current issue of Neurology
Drug Sparks Memory-Enhancement Debate
All Things Considered, October 1, 2004
Drugs being developed to aid Alzheimer's disease sufferers promise improved memory function. But the drugs are also reported to aid the memory of healthy people. An article in the journal Neurology suggests that we may be entering an era of cosmetic neurology, when a "brain-lift" is possible. NPR's Jon Hamilton reports.
story is available in an online audio stream available here: audio stream page