NOTE: ME, mission-enabling; RE, research-enabling; L/M/H, low, medium, or high; fMRI, functional magnetic resonance imaging; MRI, magnetic resonance imaging; and TMS, transcranial magnetic stimulation.
aIn this column, “medium term” means between 5 and 10 years and “far term” means 10-20 years.
and noise-filtering algorithms, before the technology can be implemented?
The committee considered all of the topics in Tables 7-1 and 7-2 worthy of immediate investment but left up to the Army their relative prioritization within each group. Initial priorities might depend, for instance, on the relative importance to the Army of the applications served; these priorities might then change based on research progress. As defined at the very beginning of this chapter, a technology is categorized as mission-enabling (ME column in the tables) if it is instrumental in assisting the warfighter or commander in an operational mission or in a training or assessment mission. It is research-enabling (RE column) if it is instrumental in filling a critical gap in current research capability. Research-enabling instruments are expected to be brought into service on a smaller scale to study and evaluate warfighter or commander performance, perhaps in the laboratory, perhaps in simulated environments. The research is expected to shed neuroscientific light onto current or future Army training and doctrine and to yield concrete suggestions to improve