The Scars of War Foundation was formed after four years’ work by Hugh McManners and Professor Morten Kringelbach, to find ways of using science to help people suffering as a result of war.

The formation of the Foundation came at a moment in history when for the first time technology allows neuroscientists to experiment on the brains of live humans.  As geneticists unravel the human genome, the early 21st century will also witness very radical progress in understanding how we think and the nature of consciousness, through understanding how the brain works.

Our work will of course benefit others – especially the victims of disasters of every sort. Wars are themselves disasters, and the effects they create in their victims are very similar.