Accession Number : ADA473032


Title :   Enhancing Warfighter Cognitive Abilities with Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation: A Feasibility Analysis


Descriptive Note : Interim rept. Mar-Jun 2007


Corporate Author : HUMAN EFFECTIVENESS DIRECTORATE WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH AIRCREW PROTECTION BRANCH


Personal Author(s) : Nelson, Jeremy T


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a473032.pdf


Report Date : Jun 2007


Pagination or Media Count : 32


Abstract : This study examined the feasibility of using transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) to enhance warfighter cognitive abilities. An extensive literature review was conducted and several TMS laboratories were visited. Discussions were also held with several of the leading experts in the field of brain stimulation. The final recommendation of this study is to pursue TMS research with prudence, as the current state of the technology is still very oriented towards basic science exploration. Several studies have begun to show cognitive enhancement benefits of TMS in basic tasks, but work has yet to be done in more complex domains that would be of greatest benefit to the warfighter.


Descriptors :   *MAGNETIC FIELDS , *STIMULATION(PHYSIOLOGY) , *BRAIN , *COGNITION , *AUGMENTATION , OPTIMIZATION , ELECTROMAGNETIC INDUCTION , FEASIBILITY STUDIES , NERVE CELLS , PERFORMANCE(HUMAN)


Subject Categories : Psychology
      Anatomy and Physiology
      Electricity and Magnetism


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE