The latest issue of the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies' peer-reviewed journal, Synesis, features a provocative paper by Prof. James Giordano, PhD, and Rachel Wurzman, PhD(c), entitled Neurotechnologies as weapons in national intelligence and defense – An overview.  In this paper, Prof. Giordano, who is Vice President for Academic Programs and Director of the Center for Neurotechnology Studies at the Potomac Institute, and Ms. Wurzman write, "While usually considered in medical contexts, many neurotechnologies may also be viably engaged as weapons. Such 'neuroweapons' are obviously of great interest in and to national security, intelligence and defense (NSID) endeavors, given both the substantial threat that these technologies pose to the defense integrity of the US and its allies, and the viability of these approaches in the US NSID armamentarium." Click here to read the paper in Synesis.

Prof. Giordano serves as Editor-in-Chief of Synesis, which publishes original papers that address science, technology, ethics and policy.  He blogs on neuroscience topics at his site NeuroBioEthics and Tweets @Neurobioethics. 
For more information on Prof. Giordano, click here.  


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