Title

Misuse Made Plain: Evaluating Concerns about Neuroscience in National Security

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

4-1-2010

Keywords

Scientific validity, Scientific reliability, Neuroscientific technology, National security

Organizational Units

Sturm College of Law

Abstract

We agree with Marks's (2010) core assertion that science should not be misused for national security ends. We are still left, however, with the big question: What counts as “misuse”? In this open peer commentary, we categorize the possible “neuroscience in national security” definitions of misuse and identify which, if any, are uniquely presented by advances in neuroscience. Ultimately, we conclude that while national security is often a politicized issue, assessing the state of scientific progress should not be.

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