Skip to comments.Military Plans To Test Brain Implants To Fight Mental Disorders
Posted on 05/27/2014 7:28:34 AM PDT by Theoria
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or DARPA, is launching a $26 million program to help military personnel with psychiatric disorders using electronic devices implanted in the brain.
The goal of the five-year program is to develop new ways of treating problems including depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder, all of which are common among service members who fought in Iraq or Afghanistan.
"We've seen far too many times where military personnel have neuropsychiatric disorders and there's very few options," says Justin Sanchez, a program manager at DARPA.
DARPA is known for taking on big technological challenges, from missile defense to creating a business plan for interstellar travel. In 2013, the agency announced it would play a big role in President Obama's initiative to explore the human brain.
The new program will fund development of high-tech implanted devices able to both monitor and electrically stimulate specific brain circuits. The effort will be led by scientists at the University of California, San Francisco and Massachusetts General Hospital.
Simple brain stimulation devices are already used to help patients with problems including Parkinson's disease. But DARPA wants something much more sophisticated, Sanchez says.
"While those devices have been shown to be effective, they are very much built on concepts from the cardiac pacemaker industry," he says. "And we know that the brain is very different than the heart."
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This may not end well.
The first test subject is Obama?
Borg technology! Yay!
“Hump? What hump...?”
Michael Crichton wrote a book...well, never mind.
“President Obama’s initiative to explore the human brain”
That is horrifying.
Liberalism is a mental disorder.
Looks like this could have come straight from Tom Horn’s website.
Why does the word “Manchurian” come to mind?
If you ever find Willoughby, let us know, please?
I suffered through an interview with Bill Gates and Michael Bloomberg about a year ago.
I remember a comment by Gates saying that the pace of technology is advancing so fast that five years down the road you will not recognize the world we live in.
Seems like this is one of those ‘advances’ he’s talking about.
Oh I so look forward to the news of the Electro Shock..”therapy” “device”
what a brave new world
Isn’t there suppose to be a Brain?
Remote Control troops never disobey orders to fire on their own people. Nor do they complain about the bureaucracy over at the VA.
Nut-job Conspiracy Theory Ping!
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I want a device that stimulates the pleasure center of the brain, and I want it to have no off switch.
Maybe they think they could grow one.
Knowing Gates, he’s talking about a world with few or no people other than the elites. He’s a population control wackjob par excellence.