After their demonization and prohibition decades ago, psychedelic drugs are now again investigated by scientists. Stephan Schleim shares impressions from a recent visit to the Psychiatric University Hospital Zurich, one of the pioneering places for this research. Do psychedelics have therapeutic potential?
Media report that many students take drugs to improve their academic performance. Now the Dutch government even plans to discourage this. Is it more than a hype? And should educational institutions react?
Academics and the media raise the issue whether students are using stimulant drugs to perform better. Is an increasing emphasis on top performance the reason for this debate?
Scholars try to understand and predict crimes to make society safer. Some expect that investigations of the nervous system will provide us with new solutions. Although this seems promising, it may distract us from other important sources of knowledge.