NEURO: Musical drugs

Anders Sandberg (
Sat, 4 Jan 1997 19:45:23 +0100 (MET)

On Sat, 4 Jan 1997 wrote:

> (Oh and puh-leeze don't give me any of that "But what sort of music is
> it if you need to take drugs to get into it?" shit. >>
> Well, that's exactly what I was thinking! Why would I pollute my mind for
> something as dumb as that? What a waste of time....

Hmm, an interesting idea: is it possible to develop nootropic drugs that
influence musical ability? OK, so far we don't have any nootropics that
have unequivocal effects on cognition other than alertness level and
memory, but it would not appear impossible to create much more specific
drugs in the future that bind only to a few cytoarchitectonical areas,
perhaps even on just one hemisphere. In that case, it might be possible
to enhance at least some aspects of musical perception.


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