Monday, February 15, 2016

Skill Acquisition Through Neurostimulation - NOT

Now you can learn to fly a plane from expert-pilot brainwave patterns.  This points to some interesting possibilities, like a meditation retreat with tDCS based on the brain patterns of advanced meditators.

You can learn how to improve your novice pilot skills by having your brain zapped with recorded brain patterns of experienced pilots via transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS), according to researchers at HRL Laboratories.

“We measured the brain activity patterns of six commercial and military pilots, and then transmitted these patterns into novice subjects as they learned to pilot an airplane in a realistic flight simulator,” says Matthew Phillips, PhD.

The study, published in an open-access paper in the February 2016 issue of the journal Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, found that novice pilots who received brain stimulation via electrode-embedded head caps improved their piloting abilities, with a 33 percent increase in skill consistency, compared to those who received sham stimulation.

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  1. Uhh.. not really ... HRL made a misleading press release, which the media blindly quoted.