On Friday, October 16, students Cara Karter (CECD, 4th year) and Lorenzo Washington (Psychology, 4th year) took part in the evening poster session of the International Neuroethics Conference at the Art Institute of Chicago. The students presented the findings of IPRO 497-308, Stimulants for Enhancement Purposes, which conducted a survey examining the attitudes, use, and perceptions about the non-medical use of prescription stimulants for enhancing mental or physical performance, such as taking Adderall or Ritalin for enhancing academic performance.
Representing the IPRO team, Karter and Washington answered questions about the study from conference attendees, including leaders in the field of neuroethics. Results from this research are also being shared in a paper submitted to the undergraduate research journal, Modern Psychological Studies.
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