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Can Scientists 'Upload Knowledge' Directly into your Brain to Teach New Skills?

Can Scientists 'Upload Knowledge' Directly into your Brain to Teach New Skills?

March 03, 2016Swati Khandelwal
Imagine the world where you do not have to make any efforts to learn new skills or knowledge. Just like new programs are uploaded to a Robot to teach them new skills, What if new skills are uploaded to your brain to make you learn, say, playing Guitar, a whole language like French or German or anything else you wish? Do you want a technique, if exists, to make this possible? Of course, YES! Who would not? Now, multiple media channels are reporting that a team of researchers from HRL Laboratories in California has developed a new technology that could be used to feed any skill into the human brain without much effort. But, Is it possible in reality? Let's have a look at what media is reporting and what scientists have actually discovered. Here's what Media is Reporting: Media is reporting that researchers have found a way to "upload knowledge to your brain." Researchers claimed to have developed a simulator that can feed data dire
This Organic Computer is Made up from Brains of Rats and Monkeys

This Organic Computer is Made up from Brains of Rats and Monkeys

July 10, 2015Mohit Kumar
Brains are more powerful than computers. So why not build a computer from Brain?  In fact, Multiple Brains as per sayings, " Two heads are better than one. " Scientists at Duke University have done exactly that. They have successfully developed the first instance of a Brain-machine interface that employs multiple brains at once to operate a single machine. "Organic Computers" – Made from Brains of Rats and Monkeys Scientists were able to interconnect the brains of four rats to create a " Brainet " that is capable of accomplishing computational tasks better than the tasks performed by any one of the rats. In the recent paper published in the journal Scientific Reports, the neurobiologist leading the research, Miguel Nicolelis says: " Recently, we proposed that 'Brainets,' i.e. networks formed by multiple animal brains, cooperating and exchanging information in real time through direct brain-to-brain interfaces, could
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