aka smart drugs, memory enhancers, neuroenhancers, cognitive enhancers, and intelligence enhancers are drugs, supplements, and functional foods that improve one or more aspects of mental function.
Specific effects include improvements to working memory, motivation, or attention. According to consumer reports, there is little evidence that nootropics improve cognition. Some supplements in that category may cause side effects or interact with medicines one is already taking. Prescription drugs do not help enhance cognition in everyone and may worsen in some, according to the American Academy of Neurology, (Wikipedia; Consumer Reports/August 2015).