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Vision Scientists Demonstrate Innovative Learning Method

New research suggests it may be possible to learn high-performance tasks with little or no conscious effort

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Image with a head and three brain patterns going to people, Chinese characters and airplanes.

In the future, a person may be able to watch a computer screen and have his or her brain patterns modified to improve physical or mental performance. Researchers say an innovative learning method that uses decoded functional magnetic resonance imaging could modify brain activities to help people recuperate from an accident or disease, learn a new language or even fly a plane.

Credit: Nicolle Rager Fuller, National Science Foundation


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Researchers explain Decoded Neurofeedback.

Credit: Boston University

 

Cover of the December 9, 2011 issue of the journal Science.

The researchers' work is described in the December 9, 2011 issue of the journal Science.

Credit: Copyright AAAS 2011


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