Programs: Science and Policy
Neurotechnology and the Military
A Public Luncheon Briefing
Hosted by the American Association for the Advancement of Science
In Cooperation with the House Armed Services Committee
Through the Support of the Dana Foundation
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
B-340 Rayburn House Office Building
This briefing will focus on areas of neuroscience that are of particular interest to members of the military. Come learn more about brain-machine interfaces that could help veterans cope with injuries, about drugs designed to enhance brain function, and about related ethical issues.
- Leigh R. Hochberg, MD, PhD, Investigator, Center for Restorative and Regenerative Medicine, Providence VA Medical Center; Associate Professor of Engineering, Brown University; Acute Stroke and Neurocritical Care, Massachusetts General Hospital, Brigham & Women's Hospital, and Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital; Visiting Associate Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School
- Martha J. Farah, PhD, Director, Center for Neuroscience & Society, Walter H. Annenberg Professor in the Natural Sciences, University of Pennsylvania
- Jonathan D. Moreno, PhD, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress; David and Lyn Silfen University Professor, Professor of Medical Ethics and of History and Sociology of Science, Professor of Philosophy (by courtesy), University of Pennsylvania; Author, Mind Wars: Brain Research and National Defense (2006)
Moderated by Alan Leshner, PhD, CEO of AAAS.
AAAS is a non-profit, non-partisan organization. Since it was founded in 1848, AAAS has been dedicated to the advancement of scientific knowledge for the good of society as a whole. www.aaas.org/spp/cstc
The Dana Foundation is a private philanthropic organization that supports brain research through grants and educates the public about the successes and potential of brain research. www.dana.org