Scientists Say Instantaneous Learning Just Around The Corner

"This...this isn't the Matrix?"

Yup. Science found a way to make learning not only easy, but instantaneous. I knew if we gave the Japanese enough time they'd come out with something other than singing sex bots and molesting pillows!

Here's where it gets sciencey as hell...and I really don't have any grasp of neuroscience to put it in laymen's or humorous terms so just bear (growl) with me. Take it away National Science Foundation...


Experiments conducted at Boston University (BU) and ATR Computational Neuroscience Laboratories in Kyoto, Japan, recently demonstrated that through a person's visual cortex, researchers could use decoded functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to induce brain activity patterns to match a previously known target state and thereby improve performance on visual tasks.

If I understand it right, your subconcious learning system for how you distinguish objects is broken into steps: lines, edges, shapes, colors, and motion. It is in these preliminary stages of visual recognition that signals can be instantly flashed in your brain to do anything from teach you piano, to...

Yeah it's kind of like that apparently, minus the extensive plug work in the back of your head. What's even crazier is that most of the participants involved were unaware their skills had improved. This of course leads to the crazy ethical dilemma that you can program people to do your bidding, which as we all know, ends bad.

If that didn't explain it enough to suit your imagination, you can check out an excerpt of the article here. For those of you who just want another video to watch there's a video explanation below...might wanna throw on the closed captioning. It's annunciates a lot better.

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