Wednesday Wisdom: Vinpocetine

Vinpocetine, an ingredient in Mental Mojo's proprietary cognition complex, is a nootropic derived from the periwinkle plant with many cognitive benefits. Not only is this extract known to enhance alertness and concentration, it also aids with improving short and long-term memory by increasing blood flow and metabolism in the brain. Other positive effects include improved hearing, visual, and cardiovascular functioning. It even acts as an anti-inflammatory agent and natural remedy, as well. If you're intrigued by Vinpocetine, its…

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Wednesday Wisdom: A Bioethicist’s Perspective on Cognitive Enhancement

Ross Anderson, a senior editor for The Atlantic, spoke with Allen Buchanan, a bioethicist, in a lengthy interview about cognitive enhancement and its ethical implications. Buchanan argues that those who have developed a negative view of cognitive enhancers are maintaining a “pre-Darwinian view about human nature.” He critiques the most common assumptions society has developed, while arguing that human enhancement is for the better; human beings have design flaws and it’s in our nature to want to improve ourselves. Buchanan believes that cognitive enhancers are the next step in the evolution of humanity's cognitive potential. Current enhancers range…

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