Study aims to identify IED detection experts

Leipold, J. D.
June 2009
Soldiers;Jun2009, Vol. 64 Issue 6, p26
The article reports on the Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization's study of Soldiers who have an uncanny ability to detect improvised mines. Jennifer Murphy, Ph.D, director of the study, in tandem with the Army Research Institute for the Behavioral and Social Sciences, is trying to find out what it is about these people that makes them able to detect mines, taking their physical, personality, and personal experiences into account. Murphy concludes these people have the ability to notice the subtlest changes in their environment.


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