Source: Daily Mail
Science fiction writers have often imagined a world where pop pill to cure or curb a range of ills.
But, according to a new book The Compass Of Pleasure, that futuristic world may not be far off.
The book, by Johns Hopkins University neuroscientist David J. Linden, explores the search for drugs that may alter behaviour by working on the brain.
These drugs are often called ‘psychopharmaceuticals’, and they can be used to stop smoking, quit drinking, ward off midnight cravings or even stay faithful to our spouse.
Critics argue that it is dangerous to meddle in human behaviour, which has many nuances and factors that are poorly understood.