Are You Ready To Upload Knowledge To Your Brain?

March 2, 2016


Although some people are better at it than others, we can guarantee you that there’s not a single person in the world that actually likes to study. However, science is showing hints of how this tedious task might be made easier in the future.

Hacking Your Way To A New Skill

It’s not just studying that’s in question here, but learning a new skill in general.

Usually, this process sucks for the most part, regardless of the obvious fun moments.

Just imagine listening to someone killing riffs on a guitar while you’re still stuck on a few chords after weeks of practicing, and you’ll get the picture.

Thankfully for all us slowpokes out there, a team of scientists at HRL Laboratories claim that they have found a “hack” that might be able to boost our capacity for learning.

Prepare To Be Shocked

The trick lies in low-current electrical brain stimulation, which can quicken and augment the learning process. If we were to compare this to the stuff we saw in “The Matrix,” this would be the closest anyone has ever gotten to uploading knowledge so far.

Dr. Matthew Phillips, who led the study, said: “As we discover more about optimizing, personalizing, and adapting brain stimulation protocols, we’ll likely see these technologies become routine in training and classroom environments.”

He also adds: “It’s possible that brain stimulation could be implemented for classes like drivers’ training, SAT prep, and language learning.”

Now isn’t that something to revel in? Anyway, this is merely a concept and still requires a lot of work and testing, but it’s pretty damn exciting nonetheless.