Cognition & Neuroergonomics Collaborative Technology Alliance


Explore the CaN CTA

    Looking Back / Moving Forward
         ·  Technology Transfer
         ·  Transition: STRONG CRA
         ·  Transition: TACK
    2020 CaN CTA Capstone Presentations
    Search Google Scholar for CaN CTA
    CaN CTA Final Report



The Cognition and Neuroergonomics (CaN) Collaborative Technology Alliance (CTA) was the US Army’s flagship basic science research and technology transition program in the neurosciences from 2010 to 2020. Over the past few decades, progress in the neurosciences has greatly advanced our knowledge of how brain function underlies behavior, providing the modern foundations for understanding how we sense, perceive, and interact with the world. These understandings have provided and continue to provide revolutionary advances, fostering technological solutions to address Army needs.

Launched in May 2010, the CaN CTA brought together world-class researchers, experienced industry partners, and some of the Combat Capabilities Development Command (DEVCOM) Army Research Laboratory’s (ARL’s) brightest scientists to harness the vast, worldwide investment in neuroscience research and development. The CaN CTA’s program of scientific research and development has been aimed at advancing and accelerating the maturation of neuroscience-based approaches to understanding Soldier performance in operational environments and to enhancing next-generation adaptive Soldier systems.

The CaN CTA program can be explored in greater depth on the following pages.  There are two ways to navigate this portion of the CAST: either using the menu at the top right, or following a more linear walk-through using the "next--previous" links at the bottom of each page.