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Computer Modeling Brain Phenomena to Solve Hard Problems

HRL Laboratories, LLC, computer scientists have found that computer models of a phenomenon in the brain called self-organized criticality (SOC) can be used to calculate optimal conditions within complex networks.

HRL Demonstrates the Potential to Enhance the Human Intellect’s Existing Capacity to Learn New Skills

Dr. Matthew Phillips and his team of investigators from HRL’s Information & System Sciences Laboratory used transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) in order to improve learning and skill retention. “We measured the brain activity patterns of six commercial and military pilots, and then transmitted these patterns into novice subjects as they learned to pilot an airplane in a realistic flight simulator,” he says.