But then, she makes a phone call to Tank, who uploads the knowledge of helicopter flight directly into her brain.

They’ve done nothing like it yet—they’ve trained monkeys to associate external brain stimulations with activities like pushing a button and spinning a ball.

But even teaching the brain things less exciting than helicopter flight could be important for humans.

“Suppose you had a stroke so that you still saw red and green traffic lights.

You can still move your leg to step on the accelerator or the brake, but the connections between those things got severed,” University of Rochester neurologist Marc Schieber told Gizmodo.

“Maybe you can re-establish communication over that link.”

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