Military Claims Development of Chip To Stop PTSD That Can Be Implanted In Brain

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The U.S. military is making a startling new claim that a chip, to be implanted in the brains of soldiers and veterans – willingly, of course – will be able treat anxiety, depression, memory loss and the symptoms associated with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). PTSD has become one of the most important battles facing veterans in the post-war period.

The innovative, and equally disturbing, brain chip to treat PTSD in soldiers and veterans could change the way that these problems are treated.

With $12 million (and the potential for $26 million more if benchmarks are met),

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or DARPA, already has $12 million invested in the proposed $26 million project.

“DARPA is looking for ways to characterize which regions come into play for different conditions – measured from brain networks down to the single neuron level – and develop therapeutic devices that can record activity, deliver targeted stimulation, and most importantly, automatically adjust therapy as the brain itself changes,” DARPA program manager Justin Sanchez claimed.

The chip would have the ability to record, predict and supposedly treat anxiety, depression and other mood and mental disorders. The chip is in development in association with teams from University of California at San Francisco, Lawrence Livermore National Lab and Medtronic. Together, they will use the sizable chunk of money to create a cybernetic implant with electrodes that connect deeply into the brain.

Edward Chang, a neuroscientist at the University of California at San Francisco told Defense One military news that so far, “Little is understood of how the brain’s neural circuitry relates to anxiety and other neuropsychiatric disorders. This project will seek to markedly improve that understanding by obtaining maps of the brain’s electrical activity at higher resolution than has been previously possible. The ultimate impact on the treatment of major depression, anxiety disorders, and other conditions remains to be seen, but a more clear understanding of the basis of these disorders is badly needed.” 

The DARPA claims they should have a prototype within 5 years after which they will seek FDA approval.

(Article by Isa Abu Jamal)

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2 Comments

  1. Glenn your comment cracked me up. Sooo many paranoid assumptions lol. Thanks for a good read lol.

  2. I hope EVERYONE realizes what this is really all about. It is not as it is being cleverly disguised and marketed to be. The recipients of this chip (implant) will be giving up their humanity.
    If you are dumb enough to believe this hype, (bullshit) that it is intended to only be used to help deal with and or overcome certain mental disorders, then you are an extremely dangerous individual. Not only to yourself, but to the rest of mankind, You are volunteering to be the test bed for a device that will be used to make virtual robots and or zombies out those us. The ones who do not submit will be sent to internment camps and extermination camps for those who absolutely refuse to submit. This will be the beginning of the end of life on this planet as we know it. The future suddenly looks much more bleak.
    You watch. There will be the ignorant masses who will buy into the hype and volunteer for this device, and those are the ones whom they want.
    I had just come to the thought: I wonder if at some point they will use these chip heads. chipsters, lol to kill the non compliant.
    Once you have the implant, there will be no return. You will not be trustworthy. You will be a serious liability and an extreme and ever present danger to all who are still human and will have to be put down, upon contact because you will be able to be made to think, say, act and feel any way your masters, controllers deem necessary at any given time and place. Do not allow this to happen to you, or anyone that you know.

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