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New research published today in the journal Science suggests it may be possible to use brain technology to learn to play a piano, reduce mental stress or hit a curve ball with little or no conscious effort. It's the kind of thing seen in Hollywood's "Matrix" franchise.
Neuroscientists have found that pictures gradually build up inside a person's brain, appearing first as lines, edges, shapes, colors and motion in early visual areas. The brain then fills in greater detail to make a red ball appear as a red ball, for example.
And while the so-called neurofeedback method could one day be used to teach you kung fu, or to aid spinal-injury patients on the road to rehabilitation, evidence also suggests the technology could be used to target people without their knowledge, opening doors to numerous important ethical questions.
The finding brings up an inevitable question. Is hypnosis or a type of automated learning a potential outcome of the research?
"In theory, hypnosis or a type of automated learning is a potential outcome," said Kawato. "However, in this study we confirmed the validity of our method only in visual perceptual learning. So we have to test if the method works in other types of learning in the future. At the same time, we have to be careful so that this method is not used in an unethical way."
Originally posted by TsukiLunar
reply to post by Iamonlyhuman
Right, but you do know that mind control has been around for a loooooong time?
Originally posted by Iamonlyhuman
My opinion? If it can be used for hypnosis or mind control, it probably will be used for hypnosis or mind control. History has shown this time and again…
However, its still unfair to simply declare its going to be used to control our minds before it even exist. Do you know there are people in power that's sole goal in life is not to destroy you?
Seriously, they could care less about your mind.
If it can be used for hypnosis or mind control, it probably will be used for hypnosis or mind control.