AF Researchers Studying The Brain
By Xenia Gazette | Dec 23, 2016
Air Force researchers are investigating ways to enhance Airmen attention, vigilance, learning and memory without relying on prescription medications.
The 711th Human Performance Wing recently signed a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement with Rio Grande Neurosciences of Albuquerque, N.M., to expand its work in the field of transcranial direct current stimulation to include new stimulation methods. Specifically, the project will expand the 711HPW’s work by focusing on the development and evaluation of pulsed electromagnetic field stimulation, new tDCS paradigms, and transcranial alternating current stimulation.
A CRADA is one type of technology transfer agreement that provides quick access to extensive government-funded research and development resources that can be leveraged to create powerful results while also providing intellectual property protection for both parties. These types of agreements are facilitated by the Air Force Technology Transfer Program and its affiliated Office of Research and Technology Applications. An ORTA is embedded at many Air Force research locations.