Study shows how neuroscience could assist soldiers in future (video).

Image: Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Future Soldier Future soldiers could…

Image: Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Future Soldier

Future soldiers could control weapons and vehicles with their minds and use brain-stimulation techniques to improve their skills, according to the Royal Society.

A report from the UK’s academy of sciences into the role neuroscience could play in the military has highlighted how drugs and technology could be used to enhance the capabilities of troops or to weaken the enemy.

The study, which used research from a number of countries, also pointed to neuroimaging techniques such as functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and magnetoencephalography (MEG) brain activity sensing, which could be used to help improve training methods — or even predict people’s thoughts or mental states.


Interview with Professor Rod Flower FRS, chair of the Royal Society’s new report. Scientists are hopeful that advances in our understanding of the human brain will improve the lives and performance of the UK’s armed forces however they have warned that careful consideration should be given to how research is prioritised so as not to come at a cost to other applications. A report published today (7 February) by the Royal Society, the UK’s national academy of science, also aims to debunk some common myths surrounding how militaries might use this type of research.

Source: The Engineer

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  • Ryan in Oklahoma

    This reminds me of the nanomachines from MGS4:Guns of the Patriots. Why can’t we just keep our soldiers all natural? No more mind altering drugs.

  • Matt in Oklahoma

    Great wasnt Meth enough in the attempt to make super soldiers?