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Opportunity at Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL)

Neuostimulation Techniques to Enhance Cognition

Location

711 Human Performance Wing, RHC/Decision Making Division

RO# Location
13.15.07.C0118 Wright-Patterson AFB, OH 454337542

Advisers

Name E-mail Phone
McKinley, Richard Andrew richard.mckinley.2@us.af.mil 937-938-3598

Description

The purpose of this project is to evaluate non-invasive brain stimulation and noninvasive peripheral nerve stimulation techniques and technologies to enhance and optimize human performance in Air Force relevant environments such as image analysis, cyber operations, remote operation of unmanned equipment and vehicles, and special forces operations. Specifically, the aim is (1) perform basic research into the neurobiological mechanisms of non-invasive brain stimulation responsible for changes in behavioral performance and (2) to conduct applied research in the efficacy of non-invasive brain stimulation techniques, such as transcranial direct current stimulation, as a means to facilitate cognitive skills such as visual search, learning/memory, and attention. The goal is to improve Air Force operator performance through direct augmentation of cortical excitability or activation.

Keywords:
non-invasive brain stimulation, transcranial direct current stimulation, transdermal vagal nerve stimulation, cognitive enhancement, neuromodulation, neurostimulation, tVNS, tDCS

Eligibility

Citizenship:  Open to U.S. citizens
Level:  Open to Postdoctoral and Senior applicants
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