ADHD and other similar conditions are believed to be linked to sub-performance of the dopamine and norepinephrine functions in the brain, primarily in the prefrontal cortex, responsible for executive function (e.g., reasoning, inhibiting behaviors, organizing, problem solving, planning, etc.).Methylphenidate's mechanism of action involves the inhibition of catecholamine reuptake, primarily as a dopamine reuptake inhibitor.
He pointed out the logical non sequitur which would result if people were to draw a parallel between the claims of a university that they could "set out deliberately to improve the mental capacities of its students; suppose its stated aims were to ensure that students left the university more intelligent and learned than when they arrived.
Suppose they further claimed that not only could they achieve this but that their students would be more intelligent and mentally alert than any students in history." He then asked the rhetorical question of whether, "if the claims could be sustained, should we be pleased?
" He argues that it would be "not rational" and against human enhancement to not use the drug to improve people's cognitive abilities.
Methylphenidate may be used in addition to an antidepressant for refractory major depressive disorder.
It can also improve depression in several groups including stroke, cancer, and HIV-positive patients.
A speculative research project exploring the romance of personal data Creating souvenirs from Great North Running Data as part of the Great North Greats exhibition at the Discovery Museum in Newcastle.