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It Seems That “Smart Drugs” Can Make You Less So

The latest research on the potential lasting side-effects of the most important smart drugs on the uniquely delicate, developing brain of young people…found that any short-term boost in mental performance due to smart drugs may come at a heavy cost: a long-term decrease in brain plasticity, necessary for task switching, planning ahead, and adaptive flexibility in behavior.  More