A very high percentage of the world population doesn’t exercise enough and, as a consequence, is at high risk of developing serious health conditions. Physical inactivity paired with a poor diet is the second cause of death in high income countries. In this paper, I suggest that transcranial direct stimulation (tDCS) holds promise for “couch potatoes” because it could be used to make them more active, without causing any major side-effect. I also argue that other, less safe, tools could be used to achieve the goal of decreasing physical inactivity, insofar as they have overall fewer side-effects than physical inactivity.

Should couch potatoes be encouraged to use transcranial direct current stimulation? / F. Minerva. - In: NEUROETHICS. - ISSN 1874-5490. - (2020 Nov 12). [Epub ahead of print] [10.1007/s12152-020-09454-4]

Should couch potatoes be encouraged to use transcranial direct current stimulation?

F. Minerva
2020

Abstract

A very high percentage of the world population doesn’t exercise enough and, as a consequence, is at high risk of developing serious health conditions. Physical inactivity paired with a poor diet is the second cause of death in high income countries. In this paper, I suggest that transcranial direct stimulation (tDCS) holds promise for “couch potatoes” because it could be used to make them more active, without causing any major side-effect. I also argue that other, less safe, tools could be used to achieve the goal of decreasing physical inactivity, insofar as they have overall fewer side-effects than physical inactivity.
doping; neurodoping; sport; tDCS
Settore M-FIL/03 - Filosofia Morale
Dipartimenti di Eccellenza 2018-2022 - Dipartimento di FILOSOFIA
12-nov-2020
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