DARPA Is Planning to Hack the Human Brain to Let Us "Upload" Skills
In Brief The DARPA Targeted Neuroplasticity Training (TNT) program is exploring ways to speed up skill acquisition by activating synaptic plasticity. If the program succeeds, downloadable learning that happens in a flash may be the result. Mindhack For Faster Learning In March 2016, DARPA — the U.S. military’s “mad science” branch — announced their Targeted Neuroplasticity Training (TNT) program. The TNT program aims to explore various safe neurostimulation methods for activating synaptic plasticity, which is the brain’s ability to alter the connecting points between neurons — a requirement for learning. The ideal end benefit for this kind of breakthrough would be downloadable learning. First Neurostimulation, Then Application As part of the TNT program, DARPA is funding eight projects at seven institutions. If the TNT program succeeds, striving to be all you can be may mean learning at a much faster pace, and not just for military personnel.
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