LSD and the US Army

Research Paper Title LSD experiments by the United States Army. Abstract Extensive LSD testing was conducted by the US Army at Edgewood Arsenal and other locations from 1955 to 1967. A number of different reports have been produced describing the health effects of this testing, including the Veterans Health Initiative Report in 2003. By and… Read More

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Combat Survivability Tasks Associated with Naval Vessel Damage

Research Paper Title The identification of combat survivability tasks associated with naval vessel damage in maritime environments. Abstract Effective Navy personnel have the physical ability to perform combat survivability tasks commensurate with their unique physical requirements due to the distinctive characteristics of naval platforms. The aim of this investigation was to identify the physically demanding… Read More

Linking Sleep & Deployment in US Naval Personnel

Research Paper Title Self-Reported Sleep During U.S. Navy Operations and the Impact of Deployment-Related Factors. Background Sleep disruption is a growing concern among military personnel. Very little is known, however, regarding sleep and associated factors in military members serving in combat environments. Methods The researchers sought to quantify the prevalence of sleep disruption among military… Read More

Hey, Can You Smell That…

Research Paper Title Olfaction as a soldier: a review of the physiology and its present and future use in the military. Abstract Olfaction is one of our 5 main qualitative sensory abilities. In this review, the researchers have examined the physiology of olfaction from the olfactory receptor to the brain. Through analysing the physiology of… Read More

A Warrior’s Mind…

“A sharp mind is the warrior’s edge.” Unknown You can learn more by reading ‘Sharpening the Warrior’s Edge’ which is the first text which examines survival and combat performance from a scientific perspective. Author Bruce K. Siddle methodically brings together one hundred years of research which identifies the relationship between survival stress, the heart rate… Read More

Combat Motivation & Morale: Differences, Myths & Realities

Research Paper Title ‘Seeking the Bubble Reputation’ Continuities in Combat Motivation in Western Warfare during the Twentieth Century with Particular Emphasis on the Falklands War of 1982 Abstract The subject of combat motivation continues to challenge historians, sociologists, psychiatrists and the military establishment. Despite a considerable body of research, the subject remains multifaceted and complex. Combat motivation… Read More