Brain Waves Module 3: Neuroscience, conflict and security

Flower, Rod, Dando, Malcolm, Hay, Alastair, Iverson, Susan, Robbins, Trevor, Robinson, Julian Perry, Rose, Steven, Stirling, Andrew, Tracey, Irene and Wessely, Simon (2012) Brain Waves Module 3: Neuroscience, conflict and security. Excellence in Science, 06 (11). Royal Society, London. ISBN 9780854039388

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Abstract

Neuroscience is a rapidly advancing field encompassing a range of applications and technologies that are likely to provide significant benefits to society, particularly in the treatment of neurological impairment, disease, and psychiatric illness. However, this new knowledge suggests a number of potential military and law enforcement applications. These can be divided into two main goals: performance enhancement, i.e. improving the efficiency of one’s own forces, and performance degradation, i.e. diminishing the performance of one’s enemy. In this report we consider some of the key advances in neuroscience, such as neuropharmacology, functional neuroimaging and neural interface systems, which could impact upon these developments and the policy implications for the international community, the UK government and the scientific community.

Item Type: Book
Schools and Departments: School of Business, Management and Economics > SPRU - Science Policy Research Unit
Subjects: Q Science
T Technology
Depositing User: Janet Snow
Date Deposited: 07 Aug 2012 10:55
Last Modified: 07 Aug 2012 10:57
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/40190
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