“Few people ever think about brain research as a national security discipline. This intriguing and provocative book lays out how neurotechnologies for brain analysis, repair, and enhancement can be multi-purpose and serve both good and nefarious functions. Moreno forces the reader to think about the possible dangers and the accompanying ethical issues that co-occur with the great potential benefits of accelerating neuroscience advances.”
-Alan I. Leshner, Chief Executive Officer, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
“Fascinating, Clear-Headed, Optimistic, and lucidly written, Mind Wars makes a compelling yet nuanced case for scientific progress in the area of neurological enhancement and for the transparent collaboration of the academy and the military.”
-Sally Satel, M.D. resident scholar, American Enterprise Institute
“The Revolution in the neurosciences is drawing increasing attention from ethicists, policy experts, and the general public. But, one aspect of that revolution has elicited little notice or comment—how those charged with insuring the national security and the military dominance of their nations will utilize the growing understanding of the human brain to achieve these ends. The paucity of attention to this crucially important topic is now over. Mind Wars presents the science, outlines the potential applications of it for military and national security purposes, and sounds exactly the right cautionary warnings about where this enormously powerful merger of the brain sciences and biodefense might go. This will certainly be the source book on the ways in which neurobiology may rewrite the rules of warfare, spying, and intelligence collection in the twenty-first century.”
-Arthur L. Caplan, Ph.D., Emanuel &Robert Hart Professor of Bioethics,; chair, Department of Medical Ethics, and Director, Center for Bioethics, University of Pennsylvania.