It is everyone's dream: to go to sleep and wake up with some more knowledge, perhaps having learned four or five languages and having become expert economists. From the dawn of time, to study e learn it was the result of effort and sacrifice, but perhaps in the future it will no longer be so.
The researchers of the HRL Laboratories, in fact, based in California, have claimed in recent days that they have found a way to amplify thelearning through brain power. Just like in the Matrix movie, learning could become easy and almost fun.
Scholars talk about a simulator that can feed information directly into a person's brain and teach new skills in no time. All of this was possible by studying the electrical signals in the brain of a trained pilot and then implementing the information, through transcranial direct current stimulation, in subjects who learned to pilot a plane through a realistic flight simulator.
The study, published today on Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, showed that brain stimulation via electrodes implemented on the head improved the subjects' skills in piloting.
“Our system is one of the first of its kind a brain stimulation system"said Dr. Matthew Phillips." It sounds kind of sci-fi, but there is a great scientific basis for the development of our system. When you learn something, the brain changes physically. Connections are made and strengthened in a process called neuro-plasticity. It turns out that some brain functions, such as language and memory, are found in very specific regions of the brain, about the size of a little finger. "