A number of news outlets have been reporting on a review of modafinil, labeled the new “smart drug,” this week. The review in question summarized the recent literature on the drug but others have claimed that the authors underestimated potential side-effects. In the Guardian, two neuroscience researchers claim that “the jury is still out.” ” Exercising more and avoiding sleep deprivation are both options with a much greater weight of evidence behind their cognitive benefits.”
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