Every military application of tDCS I’ve seen so far specifically mentions drones and drone pilot training. This logo has a drone in it! For the record, I think the use of drones is illegal and immoral, and that the deaths of innocents is un-American and unacceptable. That said, the tDCS research coming out of this sector is fascinating and will no doubt have an impact beyond military training.
[Update 7/30/14 I’ve replaced the old (broken) link with an active one that comes via Ryan (see comment below)] http://colonyofcommodus.files.wordpress.com/2013/02/2012-afosr-review-mckinley.pdf it was a public document. It appears to be a set of slides used in a presentation. It documents the most aggressive use of tDCS for the purpose of learning and cognitive enhancement I’ve seen. You will conclude, after reading this, that the Air Force is not fooling around.
Here is one of the more shocking aspects of the research: The notion that cathodal stimulation can have a positive effect by depressing ‘competing memory’. What? The plot thickens.
There is weeks of research ahead for anyone diving deeply into this paper. A lot of new questions to answer.
Ok, I found a “more complete” version of the same:
Nice find Ryan! I recognize that strange opening photo of the winter landscape.
The last photo is of fly fishing… It seems oddly casual for official report document.
I think this is the same document:
Could you forward on the Doc if you have copies?
Is it possible to get access to the original document?
The document is deleted. (I logged in with my account).
Thanks for letting us know.
The PDF is pass word protected. Do you have a link the report? Thanks
Looks like they put it behind a wall. I’ll look around and see what I can find and update the link if I find a good one.