Learning to fly thru Brain Zapping

Die Clickbaiters machen aus dieser Meldung hier grade ein bisschen „Download Skills to your brain“-Matrix-Bullshit, die Wissenschaft dahinter ist allerdings ziemlich cool.

Die haben die neuronalen Patterns von Piloten aufgezeichnet und stimulierten nun über non-invasive Brain-Interfaces die gleichen Gehirn-Areale von Trainings-Anfängern mit kleinen Elektro-Schocks (Brain Zapping). Ergebnis: N00bs lernen ungefähr ein Drittel [Zeiteinheit] schneller, als neuro-un-stimulierte Schüler.

Matthew Phillips and his team from Malibu, Calif.-based HRL Information and System Sciences Laboratory used a brain-computer interface called transcranial direct current stimulation to transmit the recorded brainwave patterns from six commercial and military pilots to novices learning to fly.

The novices received the brainwaves from a rubber cap embedded with electrodes. […] During the exercises, some of the participants received actual brain stimulation using signals recorded from experienced pilots. Other participants received mock stimulation. When the results were analyzed, the scientists found that the subjects who had received brain stimulation from the pilots performed better than those who had not. The transcranial direct current stimulation had improved their piloting abilities by 33 percent.