The short explanation is – Smart Drugs are medications used for improving cognitive functions in healthy human beings. The long explanation is the entirety of this article. Keep reading to know more.
Smart Drugs are also called Nootropics. This word and usage of formulaic synthetic medication to improve function of the ‘brain’, is new to allopathic medicine but the concept of cognitive improvement in normal human beings is not. In fact, cognitive medication has been in use in Chinese and Indian medicines for centuries.
Western medicine is just beginning to take note of the enhancing effects of drugs on cognitive behavior of people. The premise of ‘becoming smarter’ by using medicines does not sit well with the established norms of allopathy, which allow medicines only to ‘cure or alleviate’ an existing medical condition. There is, however, no denying that smart drugs do indeed increase the mental, sensory and perceptive abilities in human beings. Continue reading