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.