posted on Dec, 13 2011 @ 06:46 PM
Well...the preliminary stage thereof anyhow...
Full POPSCI Article
For the first time, researchers have been able to hack into the process of learning in the brain, using induced brain patterns to create a learned
behavior. It’s not quite as advanced as an instant kung-fu download, and it’s not as sleek as cognitive inception, but it’s still an important
finding that could lead to new teaching and rehabilitation techniques.
Future therapies could decode the brain activity patterns of an athlete or a musician, and use them as a benchmark for teaching another person a new
activity, according to the researchers.
Scientists from Boston University and ATR Computational Neuroscience Laboratories in Kyoto used functional magnetic resonance imaging, or fMRI, to
study the learning process. They were examining the adult brain’s aptitude for visual perceptual learning, or VPL, in which repetitive training
improves a person’s performance on a particular task. Whether adults can do this as well as young people has been an ongoing debate in
Oh the possibilities here! What would be the first skill or "activity" you'd want to have uploaded? That is a tough question for me, too many to list.
Think of the marketability aspect if they are able to perfect this, Vanilla Skyesque
, at least I think that was the movie where they uploaded
scenarios that you "lived" out. Even more, could they eventually do a brain transplant...not a physical transplant in the conventional sense, but just
the conscience and adjoining subcon.
The possibilities are quite fascinating the more I think about it.
ETA: For those having link trouble, here is a link to the "technology" articles, it should be the third one down, the link I originally posted is
working for me, my apologies for the inconvenience.
POPSCI Technology Articles
Note: these stories will most likely update with time and this story will most likely be archived eventually.
edit on 12/13/2011 by UberL33t
because: Added broader link