Your Brain on the Department of Defense
Science and the military have historically made creepy bedfellows. The military curiosity about neuroscience leading the pack and can use the help of science. It's no secret that since the early 1950s, the US military has had a vested interest in harnessing cutting-edge developments in neuroscience. They want to a leg up on national defense. In 2011, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) had a budget of over $240 million devoted to cognitive neuroscience research alone.