The Future of Brain Augmentation and Uploaded Consciousness

13 Mar The Future of Brain Augmentation and Uploaded Consciousness

Assuming that the mind is simply the software and the brain is the hardware it runs upon, there might be a day when your neurons, and synaptic connections, are transferred to a machine and their counterparts. It will be a future of mind uploading, whole-brain emulation, and the full understanding of the connectome.

In a paper published in Plos One in early December, scientists detailed how they were able to elicit a pattern similar to the living condition of the brain when exposing dead brain tissue to chemical and electrical probes.

Citation: Rouleau N, Murugan NJ, Tessaro LWE, Costa JN, Persinger MA (2016) When Is the Brain Dead? Living-Like Electrophysiological Responses and Photon Emissions from Applications of Neurotransmitters in Fixed Post-Mortem Human Brains. PLoS ONE 11(12): e0167231. doi:10.1371/ journal.pone.0167231

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