In an ominous note, The Kenyan Usurper wishes to earmark three billion dollars to map brain activity. Besides the fact that this Brain Activity Mapping project, or BAM, has been narcissistically named after the president, a map of brain activity would pose a dire threat to conservatives. Conservatives tend to have larger, more active amygdalae than liberals- the amygdala is that portion of the brain which regulates emotions, such as fear. Because of their overly developed amygdalae and smaller anterior cingulate cortices, conservative thought tends to be limited to emotional outbursts, specifically rage, fear, and self-righteous indignation (and conservative "thinkers" are best characterized as idtellectuals- all lizard brain, baby). If the brain mapping project is successful, and results in therapies which help counteract overly honed fear responses, it could spell the end of the conservative movement. A nation of happy, well-adjusted individuals is anathema to movement conservatism- happy, well adjusted people tend to have a "live and let live" mentality, and are less susceptible to divide and conquer techniques.
The conservatives fare better when people are left in the dark, especially when it comes to self-awareness. For them, it's far better to keep the brain a terra incognita, the purlieus of the monsters of the id.
As a postscript, here's a link for the podcast Here Be Monsters. Check out any old episodes which feature Dusty, who has a sultry radio voice. If you're thorough, you might find an episode in which a distinguished, erudite man from the not-so-drouthy Antipodes makes an appearance.