Monash Bioethics Review

, Volume 31, Issue 2, pp 83–99 | Cite as

Mind Wars

Brain Science and the Military


This article is based on a public lecture hosted by the Monash University Centre for Human Bioethics in Melbourne, Australia on 11 April 2013. The lecture recording was transcribed by Vicky Ryan; and, the original transcript has been edited — for clarity and brevity — by Vicky Ryan, Michael Selgelid and Jonathan Moreno.


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    For a more thorough treatment see Jonathan D. Moreno, Mind Wars: Brain Science and the Military in the 21st Century, New York: Bellevue Literary Press, 2012.Google Scholar
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    The report is called the Emerging Cognitive Neuroscience and Related Technologies published by National Academies Press.Google Scholar

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© Floor Oosting 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of PennsylvaniaUSA
  2. 2.Washington, DCUSA

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