Enhancing brains could be as easy as a plug-in

BUT ONE presentation at last month’s Australasian Medical Writers Association conference (forgive the plug) stuck in my mind, almost as if something had sealed up my brain drain (perhaps another plug?).

It was University of NSW psychologist Jason Mazanov discussing performance enhancement in sport. He began with a fascinating thought experiment: “Imagine there was a drug that improved your performance as a doctor by 20%. Would you take it?”

Well, yes, obviously, especially if it involved a double-shot macchiato delivery system.