The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has announced plans for a cutting-edge technology-based research program to develop a tiny, implanted chip in the skull to treat psychiatric disorders such as anxiety, PTSD and major depression. The aim is to find new, more effective treatment options for veterans and service members with such debilitating conditions. The project, called Systems-Based Neurotechnology for Emerging Therapies (SUBNETS), will study what exactly goes wrong with brain networks in people with certain psychiatric disorders. The researchers expect to ultimately use the project results to develop potential therapies aimed at “teaching” the brain to “unlearn” the detrimental patterns that underlie such disorders. More