Jonathan Moreno: Neuroscience and National Defense – Science Fiction or Science Fact?

May 14, 2007

In the decades following World War II, a “military-academic complex” has emerged and has been quite active in exploring the potential uses of advanced neuroscience applications for our national defense. But the underlying motives have been fairly consistent – namely, how can we as a nation harness the power of the human nervous system in order to gain a strategic advantage over our adversaries?

In his groundbreaking new book, Mind Wars: Brain Research and National Defense, Dr. Jonathan D. Moreno delves into the fascinating origins of our government’s neuroscience and neurotechnology initiatives and provides a detailed glimpse into what might be the next major frontier of our national defense.

Be sure to join us in this compelling podcast interview with Dr. Moreno where we discuss both the past history of neuroscience defense initiatives as well as some of the more exciting potential future developments. From cognitively enhanced soldiers, to brain-machine interface devices, to non-lethal neuro-disruption technologies, we take a look at the both the fact and fiction surrounding this cutting-edge area of research.