Cognition & Neuroergonomics Collaborative Technology Alliance

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1.0. Introduction 

The Cognition and Neuroergonomics (CaN) Collaborative Technology Alliance (CTA) is the US Army’s flagship basic science research and technology transition program in the neurosciences. 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 (CCDC) 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.

This volume comprises 50 high-impact publications that have resulted from the past ten years of collaborative research by the CaN CTA. The publications contained in this volume cover a diverse range of research topics, illustrating the true multidisciplinary nature of this enterprise.

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