Neuroethics Publications

Document Type

Journal Article

Date of this Version

3-20-2012

Publication Source

PLoS Biology

Volume

10

Issue

3

Start Page

e1001289

DOI

10.1371/journal.pbio.1001289

Abstract

National security organizations in the United States, including the armed services and the intelligence community, have developed a close relationship with the scientific establishment. The latest technology often fuels warfighting and counter- intelligence capacities, providing the tactical advantages thought necessary to maintain geopolitical dominance and national security. Neuroscience has emerged as a prominent focus within this milieu, annually receiving hundreds of millions of Defense Department dollars. Its role in national security operations raises ethical issues that need to be addressed to ensure the pragmatic synthesis of ethical accountability and national security.

Copyright/Permission Statement

© 2012 Tennison, Moreno. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

Keywords

brain-computer interface, DARPA, transcranial magnetic stimulation

 

Date Posted: 02 March 2012

This document has been peer reviewed.