IISS: Advances in neuroscience: new weapons, new questions

1 May 2012 11:00 AM

The latest Strategic Comment from the International Institute for Strategic Studies looks at how advances in neuroscience promise to transform medicine, education, criminal justice and other fields.

Militaries are among those interested in its potential: they have long sought ways to enhance the performance of troops on the battlefield, as well as to improve selection and training of personnel, and the medical treatment of trauma victims.

However, concerns over political and ethical issues, and the scope for dual use and abuse, are increasingly coming to the fore.

Read the latest IISS Strategic Comment