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Dr. Anjan Chatterjee

Dr. Anjan Chatterjee

Professor, UPenn & Chair of Neurology, Pennsylvania Hospital

Dr. Anjan Chatterjee is the Frank A. and Gwladys H. Elliott Professor and Chair of Neurology at Pennsylvania Hospital. He co-edited Neuroethics in Practice: Mind, Medicine, and Society and The Roots of Cognitive Neuroscience: Behavioral Neurology and Neuropsychology, and he wrote The Aesthetic Brain: How We Evolved to Desire Beauty and Enjoy Art. He is or has been on the editorial boards of American Journal of Bioethics: Neuroscience, Behavioural Neurology, Cognitive and Behavioral Neurology, Neuropsychology, Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, The Open Ethics Journal and Policy Studies in Ethics, Law and Technology. He was awarded the 2002 Norman Geschwind Prize in Cognitive Neurology by the American Academy of Neurology. He is a founding member of the Board of Governors of the Neuroethics Society, the past president of the International Association of Empirical Aesthetics, and the past president of the Behavioral and Cognitive Neurology Society.

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Cosmetic neurology is yielding exciting prospects for individuals looking for “quality of life” improvements.

Wednesday, September 1, 2004

In this video, Dr. Chatterjee discusses the widespread and often socially-acceptable use of smart drugs in education, sports and music.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Based on this 2008 study, there is not enough evidence to conclude that Adderall has an overall negative effect on creativity.

Friday, October 3, 2008

In this video, Dr. Chatterjee discusses the potential uses for cognitive enhancements and the ethical dilemmas that arise from physicians offering enhancements for non-medical purposes.

Monday, April 13, 2009

In this interview, Dr. Chatterjee discusses cosmetic neurology, the potential downsides of student smart drugs use and alternative habits that will build better brains.

Monday, April 6, 2015

Though methylphenidate may have much to offer its users—such as enhanced cognitive ability, greater focus and increased stamina—the drug’s benefits may not necessarily outweigh known and unforeseeable costs.

Saturday, June 27, 2009