Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Targeted Neuroplasticity Training

From Karla Lant's 5-2-17 Futurism article entitled "DARPA Is Planning to Hack the Human Brain to Let Us 'Upload' Skills":

"In March 2016, DARPA — the U.S. military’s 'mad science' branch — announced their Targeted Neuroplasticity Training (TNT) program. The TNT program aims to explore various safe neurostimulation methods for activating synaptic plasticity, which is the brain’s ability to alter the connecting points between neurons — a requirement for learning. DARPA hopes that building up that ability by subjecting the nervous system to a kind of workout regimen will enable the brain to learn more quickly.

"The ideal end benefit for this kind of breakthrough would be downloadable learning. Rather than needing to learn, for example, a new language through rigorous study and practice over a long period of time, we could basically 'download' the knowledge after putting our minds into a highly receptive, neuroplastic state. Clearly, this kind of research would benefit anyone, but urgent military missions can succeed or fail based on the timing. In those situations, a faster way to train personnel would be a tremendous boon."

To read Lant's entire article, click HERE.

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