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 DANA Foundation, the MacArthur Foundation, and Dangerous Minds

The question of whodunit used to be mostly black or white. Jurors’ jobs were easier: either the perp was crazy, or he wasn’t. These days, however, neurological evidence is making its presence felt in the courtroom. How to integrate complicated neurological data into the already tricky business of divining guilty or not guilty? That’s where a couple of brave foundations come in.
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Crouching Tiger, Hidden Millions: Shelby White and the Leon Levy Foundation

It’s easy to overlook Shelby White. Even if you’re plenty familiar with the juggernaut Leon Levy Foundation, which has programs giving substantial sums towards archaeology, neuroscience, Jewish culture, and other realms, you might not catch that the Foundation’s top trustee is the widow of Leon Levy himself.
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