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April 21, 1961
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Approved for Release: 2019/07/30 C00184488 � - 21 April 1961 MEMORANDUM FOR: :DEPUTY DIRECTOR (PLANS) VIA SUBJECT REFERENCE . � ; 1. This memorandum is for information only, and no action is required. -It is forwarded in view .of your interest in the program concerned. 2.- The article in is factually reliable and presents a reasonable picture.of some aspects of the field of electrical brain stimulation from thelayman's point of view. While the technical - aspects of the article are reasonably correct. I must say that I cannot agree 'with some of the ethical considerations outlined bit the author -beginning in the right column of page g - -3. The part played by the Research Branch of TSD under Dr. '9- t "Guided Animal" Studies 'Article entitled on page this "scenario" "scenario" involves both the long-range fundamental studies of Drs. studies on . The latter, .of course, you are familiar. etc. and the practical. with whose program 4. After .our original experiments at the had demonstrated the practical feasibility of electrical brain stimulation as a guidance technique, we transferred the men who were responsible - for initiating The program to , since the and the did not feel that these studies fitted, .into their programs. "Further development of the technique has taken 43, place at where we now have a "production"-.capability. AP. PRoyED RE D LEA se POR - Wel/ - ..����� � ' �-� ""- -4 � �� " � 4r44,- '4-41� 4. � ' " � � f-v-= � ti� 41);--.r a/: � r Approved for Release: 2019/07/30 C00184488 � � ���� Approved for Release: 2019/07/30 C00184488 5. At the present time we feel that we are close to having debugged a prototype system whereby dogs can be guided along specified courses through land areas out of sight and at some distance from the operator, � the purpose being to . 6. In addition to its possible practical value in operations, this phenomenon is a very useful research tool in the area of the behavioral nsciences. Dr, is taking appropriate action to exploit our knowledge of this area and provide adequate background for the development of future Agency applications in the general areas of Influencing Human Behavior, 'Indirect Assessment and Interrogation Aids. Attachment: (1) eltarIssue of Approved for Release: 2019/07/30 C00184488 a � Approved for Release: 2019/07/30 C00184488 � � � � sEs�DER WILL CHECK CLASSW IC ATS ON TOP AND BOTTOM IPIPMP'""""*"" ���0PT me�����".�fir.�����1...-- ENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY OFfICIAL ROUTLNG SLIP LACTION - ' APPROVAL - COMMENT CONCURRENCE-- DIRECT REPLY DISPATCH ISLE .�������� � INFORMATICIIV., PREPARE REPLY RECOMMERDATSON RETURN SteNATIIRE I ano so sure tin t.he absence of hard ..At- information) that 11117w onld like your comments on this that I tike the _liberty of forwarding it to you before -showing it to birn. if, in fact,- you have - discussed -this subject sufficient' him thatlie"knows,-ya�ur'-views welt, please juS.t. send it back. �LIt � - � et- Approved for Release: 2019/07/30 C00184488 k� , `4004�P' � 4 1 Approved for Release: 2019/07/30 C00184488 - � � � ������������ � 111. S. � CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY OFFICIAL ROUTING SLIP CONCURRENCr6:rf,' Orbas been extensively 'briefed on this subject most recently _me and also earlier by Mr. and Dr. IIIIIIIIIr. Although the article adds ttle to what he already butes, -I would send it along for his generail,..-Interest with nM.co:mtenta.:- " Approved for Release: 2019/07/30 cool 84488 �