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Neurotechnology in National Security and Defense

Practical Considerations, Neuroethical Concerns, 1st Edition

Edited by James Giordano

CRC Press

315 pages

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Neurotechnology in National Security and Defense: Practical Considerations, Neuroethical Concerns is the second volume in the Advances in Neurotechnology series. It specifically addresses the neuroethical, legal, and social issues arising from the use of neurotechnology in national security and defense agendas and applications. Of particular concer

Table of Contents

Neurotechnology, Global Relations, and National Security: Shifting Contexts and Neuroethical Demands. Transitioning Brain Research: From Bench to Battlefield. Neural Systems in Intelligence and Training Applications. Neurocognitive Engineering for Systems' Development. Neural Mechanisms as Putative Targets for Warfighter Resilience and Optimal Performance. Neurotechnology and Operational Medicine. "NEURINT" and Neuroweapons: Neurotechnologies in National Intelligence and Defense. Brain Brinksmanship: Devising Neuroweapons Looking at Battlespace, Doctrine, and Strategy. Issues of Law Raised by Developments and Use of Neuroscience and Neurotechnology in National Security and Defense. Neuroscience, National Security, and the Reverse Dual-Use Dilemma. Neuroskepticism: Rethinking the Ethics of Neuroscience and National Security. Prison Camp or "Prison Clinic?": Biopolitics, Neuroethics, and National Security. Between Neuroskepticism and Neurogullibility: The Key Role of Neuroethics in the Regulation and Mitigation of Neurotechnology in National Security and Defense. Why Neuroscientists Should Take the Pledge: A Collective Approach to the Misuse of Neuroscience. Military Neuroenhancement and Risk Assessment. Can (and Should) We Regulate Neurosecurity?: Lessons from History. Engaging Neuroethical Issues Generated by the Use of Neurotechnology in National Security and Defense: Toward Process, Methods, and Paradigm. Postscript: A Neuroscience and National Security Normative Framework for the Twenty-First Century. Index.

About the Editor

James Giordano, PhD, is Chief of the Neuroethics Studies Program of the Edmund D. Pellegrino Center for Clinical Bioethics; is a professor on the faculties of the Division of Integrative Physiology/Department of Biochemistry, Interdisciplinary Program in Neuroscience, and Graduate Liberal Studies Program at Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.; and is a Senior Fellow of the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies, a Washington D.C. area think tank devoted to the analysis and guidance of emerging science and technology. He serves on the Neuroethics, Legal and Social Issues Advisory Panel for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), and is a Fellow of the Center for National Preparedness at the University of Pittsburgh, PA. His ongoing research addresses the neuroscience of pain, neuropsychiatric spectrum disorders, the neural bases of moral cognition and action, and the neuroethical issues arising in neuroscientific and neurotechnological research and its applications in medicine, public life, global relations, and national security. In recognition of his ongoing work, he was awarded Germany's Klaus Reichert Prize in Medicine and Philosophy (with longtime collaborator Dr. Roland Benedikter); was named National Distinguished Lecturer of both Sigma Xi, the national research honor society, and IEEE; and was elected to the European Academy of Sciences and Arts.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Biotechnology
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Freedom & Security / International Security
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Freedom & Security / Terrorism
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Neuroscience