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Military working on 'chip' to fight mental illness?

Brain Implants To Cure Mental Disorders May Soon Be A Thing
The military is turning up the heat on one of its most common enemies: mental illness.

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is launching a 5-year program to engineer a microchip that could help treat things like anxiety, depression and posttraumatic stress disorder.

The microchip will be implanted in the brain to detect abnormal activity ... and if there is any, it will stimulate the brain to treat it.

The agency plans to identify brain signaling pathways associated with anxiety and depression, then create devices that will "correct" them by encouraging the brain to strengthen other circuits - essentially eliminating disease symptoms.

A DARPA news release says about 100,000 people around the world use brain stimulation devices to manage certain neuropsychiatric disorders - but these new devices will be more advanced.

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MARTHA & PERRY May 28 2014 at 10:13 AM

no way would I even consider having this done. who knows what other type of programming this chip would contain. i'm sure the government would love to put a programmable chip in everyone. god help us.

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Jwb52z MARTHA & PERRY May 28 2014 at 1:15 PM

It's impossible to "program the brain" like you would write a computer program. We're millennia away from being able to understand anything close to the level of science that would even hint at a way to do that in real life.

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lukasiwicz Jwb52z May 28 2014 at 1:36 PM

Before you make such an assertion, check out the work of the late neuropsychological researcher José Manuel Rodriguez Delgado.

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onionson Jwb52z May 28 2014 at 2:04 PM

Don't be to sure. When I was in college 40 years ago they said the sum of knowledge was doubling every 20 years. During the middle ages it was doubling about every 150 years. Recently "they" said knowledge is doubling about every two years. Google it. They now have technology that allows some simply things to be controlled by thought. There are plenty of hints.

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s5cat2dog MARTHA & PERRY May 28 2014 at 11:33 PM

Ok, look. You sign up to be a toilet cleaner, then lose your marbles when there's some actual s#it to deal with. Anyone who agrees to go to another country and KILL people deserves what they get.

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fxlr3 May 28 2014 at 10:00 AM

Wow Lets test it on Obama ,Hillary Pelosi and Reid

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carrielcoffill May 28 2014 at 11:31 AM

anyody who reads the bible know that this is demonic and a sign of the antichrist.
Jesus PLEASE Come save us from this!

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Judy Bishop May 28 2014 at 11:29 AM

Read - a chip for ANY kind of mind control "they" wish upon anyone.

And ... "working on" ???

I'm sure its done ... and this is just an exercise to prepare and gauge best how to implement it into the current cultural environment.

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vtmichaelb May 28 2014 at 9:44 AM

And how did the whole "LSD" experimenting work out?.... Can you imagine anyone allowing the military to "install a chip" into their brain. "What could go wrong with that idea"?

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Great Auntie Donna May 28 2014 at 11:23 AM

Chip to fight mental illness! Who gets to decide what's mental illness?

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MARTHA & PERRY May 28 2014 at 10:35 AM

another thing to consider. what happens during a coronal mass ejection on the sun(EMP) when it frys the power grid and all electronics. the chip in your brain would be fried also turning you into a zombie.

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planeman10 May 28 2014 at 9:55 AM

Oh, here it comes....the government wants more control...now it's your mind. And does anyone who joins the military think this will be offered "voluntarily?"

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Jwb52z planeman10 May 28 2014 at 1:23 PM

Do you realize how paranoid your comment sounds? Unless we get another Adolf Hitler in office somehow, the government will not be some evil thing you have to actually fear simply because you don't like something that is done.

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savannahswithgod planeman10 May 28 2014 at 6:08 PM

Too late, the Flu shots have been going on for years.

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hanlon1212 May 28 2014 at 9:56 AM

HOPEFULLY HIS WIL WORK ON REPUBLICANS , ALSO !

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leslie May 28 2014 at 10:58 AM

Should test it at the next DNC convention, plenty of defects there to work with!

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miriamisrael1 leslie May 28 2014 at 11:33 AM

Or the RNC's empty chair

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