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Neuroscience

Relating to the central and peripheral nervous system, including the brain

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May 20, 2017,
Smithsonian National Museum of American History
On May 20, DARPA is taking part in Military Invention Day at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History, an event produced by the Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation. The event will showcase examples of today’s leading-edge military inventions alongside historical technologies from the Museum’s collections.
April 3, 2018,
DARPA Conference Center
DARPA’s Biological Technologies Office is hosting a Proposers Day and webinar to provide information to potential applicants on the structure and objectives of the Next-Generation Nonsurgical Neurotechnology (N3) program. N3 aims to develop a high-resolution, portable neural interface system that is either completely noninvasive or only minutely invasive to enable practical applications of neurotechnology for able-bodied individuals. The envisioned system would be capable of reading from and writing to multiple points in the brain at once. DARPA intends to wrap up the program with a demonstration of a bidirectional system used in a defense-relevant task that could include human-machine interactions with unmanned aerial vehicles, active cyber defense systems, or other properly instrumented Department of Defense systems.
March 2, 2016,
Location upon request
DARPA has invested more than $200 million in support of President Obama's Brain Initiative since 2014. This Federal investment has accelerated the development of innovative neurotechnologies with the potential to improve human health and change the way people live, work, and play. On March 2, 2016, DARPA will host a small meeting of technology-minded investors, scientists, and entrepreneurs to showcase several current, cutting-edge neurotechnology efforts, consider future trajectories and potential applications, and encourage continued investment and eventual commercialization of some of these technologies. Space is limited. Interested parties with venture portfolios in this domain should email justin.sanchez@darpa.mil for more information and registration details.
The Electrical Prescriptions (ElectRx) program aims to support military operational readiness by reducing the time to treatment, logistical challenges, and potential off-target effects associated with traditional medical interventions for a wide range of physical and mental health conditions commonly faced by our warfighters. ElectRx seeks to deliver non-pharmacological treatments for pain, general inflammation, post-traumatic stress, severe anxiety, and trauma that employ precise, closed-loop, non-invasive modulation of the patient’s peripheral nervous system.
Negative impacts of stress on the cognitive, emotional, and physical well-being of warfighters is irrefutable. Recent technological developments in neuroscience present the opportunity to address these challenges as never before. Novel molecular biological techniques, coupled with in vivo measurement technologies, can allow assessment of the effects of stress with extreme temporal and anatomical precision, leading to a better understanding of stress and opportunities for intervention.