ANOTHER STEP IN NEURO-ELECTRICAL STIMULATED LEARNING

ANOTHER STEP IN NEURO-ELECTRICAL STIMULATED LEARNING

There's been another step "forward" toward the transhumanist goal of uploading knowledge directly into the human brain, according to this article spotted by Mr. S.D.:

Scientists discover how to 'upload knowledge to your brain'

In spite of the article's headline, however, the actual achievement is slightly less than that:

Researchers from HRL Laboratories, based in California, say they have found a way to amplify learning, only on a much smaller scale than seen in the Hollywood film.

They studied the electric signals in the brain of a trained pilot and then fed the data into novice subjects as they learned to pilot an aeroplane in a realistic flight simulator.

The study, published in the journal Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, found that subjects who received brain stimulation via electrode-embedded head caps improved their piloting abilities and learnt the task 33 per cent better than a placebo group.

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"The specific task we were looking at was piloting an aircraft, which requires a synergy of both cognitive and motor performance.

"When you learn something, your brain physically changes. Connections are made and strengthened in a process called neuro-plasticity.

What caught my attention here was the deliberate choice of both cognitive and motor performance, so one wonders what such a technology will mean, for example, for instrumental musicians who must perform similar cognitive-motor function learning; for example, would the system enable a pianist to learn the third movement of Beethoven's Emperor Concerto faster and perform it better?

In any case, we're supposed to be comforted: we're a long way from direct downloading and uploading of information according to the article. But I have to wonder just how far such a technology might have been taken in the black projects world. In my book Microcosm and Medium (available on Lulu.com), I pointed out that during the 1970s, brain research was carried on in connection to mind control research that compiled the brain wave signatures of people's brains responding to, or using, specific words. By the end of these experiments, an "electroencephalographic dictionary" of about 2000 words had been compiled, allowing technicians to 'read' the intertior conversations that people had in their heads, and by wedding this technology to microwave transmissions, to actually project "voices in the head." Over time, the vocabulary of such electroencephalographic dictionaries was doubtlessly expanded to include many more words. Indeed, the technology in today's article suggests that one could use such a technology to enhance one's vocabulary, or perhaps to learn a piece of music faster, and so on. Indeed, as I pointed out in my book, the Soviets did similar research, and specifically in connection to the arts, and the results were astounding, so much so that an individual who had no artistic experience whatsoever was convinced she was a Russian master classicist painter, and she began to paint accordingly.

So I don't know about you, but I suspect once again that we're being told the "safe stuff" and that the reality of these technologies perhaps far exceeds the public narrative.

See you on the flip side...

29 thoughts on “ANOTHER STEP IN NEURO-ELECTRICAL STIMULATED LEARNING”

  1. The pronoun-guide published by
    the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
    is Orwellian beyond belief.

    Butch Cassidy to Sundance on the people tracking them,
    “Who are these guys?”

  2. Is this another take on fake it ’till you make it?

    Curious what folks define as “make it.” Thinking that your a master in any art and doing better work is not the same as being a master.

    Experience in training and teaching repeatedly confirms that students learn better and faster when they are approached with the perspective that they already know what they are learning. They just have ideas blocking the knowledge. Learning is more like accessing memories that are currently hidden. This is still learning and experiential. It is magnitudes faster, yes. It is also richer or more thorough and safer learning. It encompasses both knowledge and awareness of that knowledge.

    Have any of us experience with having had knowledge we were unaware that we had? That is probably ok as long as no one else knows we have that hidden knowledge, right? What about a teacher or a student unaware of knowledge that is immediately needed for survival?

  3. NLP has been around for some time.I’ve listened to simulated music done digitally.It ain;t the same.In my opinion no one can ever replicate Bach……
    It is the HUMAN factor. It is said that once 5G is up and running,this may somehow alter our learning capacities in view of the extensive spacial connections via satellites.My hunch is that it will potentially inhibit our development and render us docile.

  4. Although I really don’t want to know.
    I just has to click onto a new education book.
    Education is not only being digitally-driven;
    but, right into the cloud.

    The School In the Cloud:
    The Emerging Future of Learning
    (Corwin teaching Essentials)
    by Sugata Mitra, September 20, 2019

    It just keeps getting worse…
    Hard to keep up w/these numerous tragic farces.

  5. O.K. What IF what we are living in is only Somebody Else’s Big Video Game??? 😉
    Then it would seem we are reaching the point of constructing our OWN Big Video Game!! How far up the line does it go???

    The question seems to be…..WILL humanity allow itself to be herded into a closed transhumanist society??? The work of Billy Carson’s life has intrigued me because he explains how Toth has been able to upload his consciousness into 3 different bodies down thru’ time!!

    Are we reaching that point now??? After leaving these “meatsuits”, do we get to decide which assignment we wish to take up next??? If each of us is on an Eternal Journey, learning & growing…….Hmmmmmm…..I wonder?!

    I love L. M. Howe’s question!! Are there only a limited number of souls that were created in the first place?? Could this “trading in souls” be the Commerce of the Universe??? We have such a limited view while occupying these “meatsuits”!!!

    In the end, it seems not to matter what ANY of us believe because we don’t KNOW what True Reality IS!!! Anak….I’m still trying to wrap my mind around what you wrote; will have to reread it many times!!! 😉

  6. There was a 1983 American SF movie called Brainstorm which was a good truth/forerunner/disclosure film for this matter. The plot started with recording and then playing-back specific ‘skills’. By the end of the movie, the technology had progressed to where an individual’s experiences could be recorded and played-back in detail. And that was nearly forty years ago…

    On light-side use of this technology, The Monroe Institute was using the same type of technology to make up for the lack of spiritual training in westernized societies. Their methodology was to record the brainwave states of advanced meditators and then ‘synthesize’ a generic model of “this is what your brainwaves might look like while in this state.” And indeed, after some repetition using this generalized-input while meditating, newbies found that they could access fairly-advanced meditation states after their left and right brains ‘synchronized’. And that was nearly forty years ago…

    1. I remember that one. There’s been one or two semblances of that theme played out in Star Gate – SG1 and Star Gate – Atlantis, too. Getting a download of the “Ancients,” from their Ancient repository, for example, resulted in the script writer transforming the receiver, one Jack O’Neill, with some unusual effects related to exposure. Unless, of course, you received the Daniel Jackson version of acquiring the knowledge of mystical wizard of Merlin or Myrddin (Welsh), or Merlinus (Latin), after first getting neurologically primed, so to speak, by the Ancients prior to using that repository of knowledge. Not one to imply anything extraordinary but there is a similarity suggested by some folks of tapping into another repository known as Akashic Records, too, of the Edgar Cayce reckoning.

      One would suggest that extraordinary events upon an individual’s psyche might yield that priming needed to further explore another realm or certainly impart an insatiable curiosity toward exploring that realm. Even a Near Death Experience (NDE) or Out of Body Experience (OBE) or meditation state(s) could be precursors to that next phase. At any rate, they’re nearly always exploratory it seems. NDE very limited in repetition due to corporeal incidents and / or irreparable damage or nonviable damage. One would need a significant knowledge of the revivification process for the corporeal presence of a terrestrial life form. There are those still walking around who’ve had life altering experiences. There seems to be more than a few words or numbers strung together needed that yield an experience of beyond. This lengthy, linear, and imprecise language (one refers to it as the language conundrum) seems lacking, in any case.

      1. Richard, I had forgotten about the ‘Ancient’ library downloads. Thanks.

        Another real-world enigma is the abilities of Savants. These go so-far-beyond the norm that it seems either they got an early ‘download’ or some veil had been ripped-off. Amazing. (My sense is that is what humanity may have been before the Tower of Babel Moment . Not just ‘better’, but orders-of-magnitude better.)

  7. “Upload knowledge,” “amplify learning,” or train budding pilots with cognitive / motor transfers from experienced pilots with electrode embedded helmets – yawn – moved beyond electrode implanted monkeys and 1-ton bulls, have they. Those electrode implanted monkeys and bulls of the 60’s and early 70’s, were later sacrificed as was often said between experimenters in the biology labs of the time. One will notice that there isn’t much suggested of what the N Koreans or Chinese or Soviets did with their science subjects – you know, those missing agents to name one group to say little about their indigenous folk. Rest assured the subjects are likely not allowed to roam, not even by way of Manchurian style on a mission, back home to country of origin. Most likely they’ll be placed on heart-lung machines to keep the organs fresh for transplant-on-demand operations.

    One thing that isn’t missing in these articles are their blatant openness of dark projects in the light of day publishing without saying dark projects. Give them time and they’re likely to go into the organ transplant business like certain others already have gone. They can boldly tweak their neuron theory until brain dead just like particle physicists wishing to go Big Bang in a laboratory setting to prove their non sequitur. Perhaps they’ll get lucky-dragon-lucky in another non-viable universe elsewhere. They tread dangerously, not boldly, in such an entangled web of trials.

    Generally speaking, people get quite a bit of stimulated learning through everyday exposure of modern persons, places, and things and the nifty gadgetry they explore. Each is on an individual level and unique to their own outcomes no matter some vague similarity some might suggest.

    Makes one wonder how expensive their monopoly of error in such matters will tally.

  8. I just read the article it’s the last sentence that scares me. It seems the reason for this study is to turn the rest of us into mindless zugs of the Buck Rogers serial or gamas from the novel Brave New World.

  9. Joseph and Dr. de Hart’ book “Transhumanism” is not a book, it’s an alarm bell of enormous size, what these people are trying to achieve is nothing less than science gone NUTS. Screwing around with the human brain is poking the stick in Enki’ creation, not that he cares now, but as we know he did like what he created and tried to save them. And now throw in the fact that your mind and memory is not in your head, and you have a conundrum none can figure out.
    So good luck with that experiment you lunatics !!!!!!!!!

  10. “…. would the system enable a pianist to learn the third movement of Beethoven’s Emperor Concerto faster and perform it better??” I would change Joseph’s question to read: “would the system pre-program a pianist to perform Beethoven’s 5th concerto in a style set by the program or would it facilitate free artistic expression?” Each artist is known for their unique and distinct performance style. Pablo Casals, Janos Starker, Yo Yo Ma, a list of 125 different artists are listed at Scopes for Bach Cello suite No. 1. As a classically trained musician, and visual artist, and athlete, and STEM person, I can say with authority, the joy is in the learning and discovery. To share one’s unique voice and to hear and appreciate the voices of others is a richly human experience. Yes, when someone studies with a master, there is imprinting and imitating, but I think these are different from “programmed information transfer”.
    So, if someone wants to “download”, well, be a clone. If that is your “better”, your path to fame and glory, then you go for it. I’ll have none of it and embrace my own, thank you.

  11. This supersoldier meme, with its explanations in terms of what was being done decades ago, is getting tiresome. Nevertheless, we still have to deal with it.

  12. Brings to mind the 1-3-2 conceptualization[versus 1-2-3] of the wannabe[s] digitalization of thought processes; which are inherently analogue, due to a number of factors; reclusive of form/geometry and other dimensions.
    The digitization of wanting to fit; irrespective of nature herself. Force is the digital solution to its unnatural being.

    Electric signals applied to tne brain increasing drone pilot’s abilities/Yes, I’ve read about this in a new book, as yet to be published/Electric Brain: How the new science of brainwaves reads minds, tells us how we learn, and helps us change for the better by R. Douglas Fields, PHD; Feb 2020. [the book also goes into that Cuban cricket op]

    This digitized landscape is changing the form of thought processes. Digitization also speeds up fault lines in the systems it interacts with. As inherently parasitic when trying to breech into 3D analogue. For example, inequalities are speeded up globally.[If you caught it; yes, I do think it messes w/thought in a bad way.]

    I was just thinking about this concept of art. I read signs, which I consider an art. I turned over palms to read them and had lines of people winding all through restaurants/bars. I wasn’t a palm reader; I read signs. But to teach this art? Can’t be done.
    All this to say; art to anything that’s been digitally corrupted…
    Damn it! Got to go.

    White Rabbit.

    1. That is to say art and digitization are like oil & water; they just don’t mix.

      Well, I just don’t believe it, quite frankly. Copy style, yes. Digitization is copying writ large. So to copy art, it can do that in spades. But to “make” art w/o the copying digital signature? No way Jose.

      In my reading of cyberspace; originally imagined utopias of freedom w/the placelessness of online communication, emancipated from identities and position. That abruptly changed w/Web 2.0/smartphones and social media. Now the digital took to its real purposed shape & form: behavioral electronic$.
      Yes, cyber space and mind control were made for each other.

      Therein may be its true art form; a by-product of some other time and place?

      1. Cyberspace is deeply engrained in our day to day lives. As a connected society, we now depend on the computer for our survival in only one generation. The www is a fake atmosphere, it’s a mass of synthetic frequencies. It is manufactured, only 50 years ago these billions of frequencies didn’t exist. These frequencies create a web by communicating in a different language – digital. The computer is like a virus, it mimics nature. Science wants to try and synthesize and control nature. Emotions and spirituality are natural and primary while the technology is manufactured replicas.
        Frequency is a measurement of speed/acceleration, it’s a measurement of time and distance. A lower frequency is less cycles in that same amount of labeled time. The computer is an artificial manipulation of electricity and time. Mankind does have some control over electricity. The precise timing (frequency) of electricity is what makes it controllable. Electricity in its natural from is analog, it reflects natural flow and change, like colors of the rainbow. Electricity in its manufactured state is called digital. It only has 2 options, like black or white. Analog represents the entire natural spectrum of change, while digital dictates control with on or off – and nothing inbetween. Digital uses a natural analog signal to exist. Analog is being manipulated and translated to a new parasite language (digital). Humans are analog. Analog is primary, all else is secondary.
        Long post due to cabin fever, and a book that I’m reading.

  13. If the Black Ops world really has perfected a whole plethora of technologies away from the public domain, one of the saddest aspects of this charade is the amount of time others have and are devoting to projects that have already been realised. In effect, large numbers of peoples careers are a complete waste of time, as well as the resource, expenditure etc. diverted into them just to keep the theatre going. Imagine if this knowledge was free for all for the betterment of all. The advancement of humanity would be exponential! Instead, we’re held back and controlled by a small minority for their own personal gain.

  14. Like most technologies in and of itself, I don’t see this as evil but it has the potential to be.

    Used just to help people learn music or mastering skills like flying a plane it could be useful, it could be a godsend to people re-learning daily skills after a stroke or someone “locked-in” who they can now communicate, etc.

    But we all know that isn’t all this is going to be used for – they will hype the good stuff and meanwhile keep plugging away at the rest in secret.

    1. I think I prefer to ride in a plane piloted by someone in good health in all ways and good experience and training the old fashioned way. This kind of learning reminds me of survey classes into difficult subjects offered instead of serious efforts made to learn those subjects.

      Learning about a subject instead of learning the subject does not gift one with a working knowledge of the subject.

  15. Circumscription is entrapment, when it comes to herding cattle, and manipulating sheep brains. In military terms, it is outflanking and encircling.

    Originally, kings were capable leaders, in supreme patriarchy. Through papal magic, false kings have become gatekeepers of entrapment.

    Runes makes holes in fences, for livestock to escape, driven by curiosity, and passion for the green grass, beyond the circumscribed fence.

    Runes are entrapment by logic, not magic.

    1. Herding monarchs like cattle, is what power of definition does. A lying pretender cannot define own position, by logic.

      One cannot be sovereign, when disputed. Because being undisputed defines sovereignty.

      Runes are the instrument, that can achieve encircling of monarchs, and they were therefore banned by papacy.

      Runes are mind entrapment, by natural laws.

      1. anak….. I know nothing about Runes, but I see your point about creating “holes” through which we can escape the Herd Mentality!! Having been enslaved by a Belief System for 70 years, I truly take your point!!! 😉

        Do you really think it only started with the Papacy, or how about 6,000 or so years ago by the Annunaki??? There seems to have been some “system” put in place to dumb down humanity for use as a slave group….haven’t we been just that for Whomever It Is that grew wealthy off of propagating wars??? Is that Reign coming to a close???

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