Leveraging Neuroscientific and Neurotechnological (NeuroS and T) Developments with Focus on Influence and Deterrence in a Networked World
Joint Staff, DDGO Washington DC United States
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In the last few decades, this interest and engagement has extended to the behavioral and cognitive sciences, and more recently, to neuroscience and neurotechnology neuro ST. This whitepaper introduces this added layer of novel scientific insights from these fields to complement and fortify earlier assessments. It is a sequel to a previously published white paper on the topic of aggression2. That paper provided a series of selected topics on the neurobiological bases of aggression, in the interest of introducing neuroscience to the community of experts in deterrence. The topics addressed were of most relevance to inform the deterrence community about those ways that neurobiological approaches and information - could be incorporated as potentially useful tools in deterrence practices. The current paper advances those arguments further and focusses upon the application and consideration of evolutionary neurobiological mechanisms of cognition and social behaviors that are important to deterrence theory in contexts of conflict. It advances a systems-based understanding of how individuals andor groups make decisions and act, and seeks to provide frameworks for employing these neuro ST approaches in the development and implementation of deterrence strategies.