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!
To get onto The Nut-job Conspiracy Theory Ping List you must threaten to report me to the Mods if I don't add you to the list...
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.
Oh My God! Will we the people wink at this oh so obvious demonic maneuver? The end of the last honorable institution in America is arriving right before our eyes! The abuse of personnel in black budget programs has not taught US a darn thing, apparently. Removing Constitutional rights from military personnel wasn’t enough. Now these bastards are running a ‘study’ to control the brain chemicals and brain waves of gun totin’ personnel, removing their humanity as well as their Constitutional rights! Firing Squads are called for, but don’t hold your breath. The frogs in the pot are no longer able to feel the water coming to boil.
The human mind is very complex. Anyone who thinks that they can make meaningful improvements with some wires and some electricity is demented.
Start with Chuck Hagel as first test subject
“Start with Chuck Hagel as first test subject”
Absolutely wouldn’t work...no brain.
I read that line, hadn’t quite looked to see who had posted, and already knew it was you!
Half of the House and Senate are available for testing....
Prepare for disappointment....
Be careful what you wish for! You ever see the movie "Brainstorm"? It's mostly known as Natalie Wood's last film since she died during production.
A team of scientists invents a brain/computer interface that allows sensations to be recorded from a person's brain and converted to tape so that others can experience them.
In one scene of the movie, a guy retrieves a tape containing, shall we say, sexual pleasures, and splices it into an endless loop. He suffers a heart attack when he plays it back for himself and neglects to turn it off.
+1 for the Twilight Zone reference.
VR-21 deserves the credit.
Paging Mr. Bergeron, Mr. Harrison Bergeron . . .
It’s remarkable how many comments I’ve received about that tagline. It really seems to resonate with a lot of folks on this forum.
and of course Mooch and Val will determine who is in need of reprogramming
Not Obama but FR will be at head of the line for re-education.
Active Duty ping.
America demands Justice for the Fallen of Benghazi!
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