Remember Matrix? And, how Neo learned kung fu, Trinity learned to ride a B-212 helicopter, and Ducati 996; by downloading the skills directly into their brain. This technology is a quick way to learn new skills that otherwise take years and years of training. Though this seems like an impossible or far-fetched idea, but a recent breakthrough may make this technology closer to reality.

A team of scientists at HRL Information and System Sciences Laboratory of California, USA, studied a trained pilot’s brain activities, and then fed this data into the brain of an unskilled person, who were then trained on a simulator.

The scientists then found out that the volunteers who brain were fed with the data of the trained pilot learned new flight skills 33 percent faster than those who were not fed with the data.

Speaking to Metro, UK, Dr Matthew Phillips stated that,

Our system is one of the first of its kind. It’s a brain stimulation system.

About this particular experiment, Dr. Phillips said that, “The specific task we were looking at was piloting an aircraft, which requires a synergy of both cognitive and motor performance.

About the study results he had this to say,

“It turns out that certain functions of the brain, like speech and memory, are located in very specific regions of the brain, about the size of your pinky.”

“What our system does is it actually targets those changes to specific regions of the brain as you learn.”

This study is a breakthrough for the human brain and in near future, this can change the way skills are taught and learn.

Story Inputs: Metro UK