Ten Cool Things the White House’s BRAIN Initiative Is Funding

The White House's BRAIN Initiative is huge and well-funded, with the deep-pocketed Simons Foundation recently joining the mix. But what's all the money actually being used for? Some far out stuff, that's what.
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Why's the Pentagon Backing Brain Research Straight out of Science Fiction?

We usually write just about private funders backing brain research, but sometimes the government does something we just can't ignore. Case in point is how the Pentagon's research arm is giving money to UPenn for work on restoring memory that's straight out of a sci-fi movie.
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The $65 Million Huddle: White House Convenes Summit on Sports Concussions

Well, it’s official. The next frontier for brain research isn’t found in some fancy lab rig. It isn’t about a new way of tracking electrical impulses sent through synapses. No. It’s wearing tight pant and shoulder pads, trotting onto the field after halftime.
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