Sort of a gungho question/theory based on incomplete knowlege of tdc's but here we go.....
edited June 2016 in Everything else
As prefaced in the title i have incomplete and limited knowledge on neural stimulation and reading but i have been thinking alot on this recently and wanted to ask your perspective on why something like this wouldn't work, how it wouldn't work and/or how it could potentially work...
So i have a sort of question/design in my head built around my knowledge of tdc's (Trans-Cranial Current Stimulation ) and am wondering what the implications of stimulating areas of memory in the brain would be? more so short term memory than long, but im wondering if tdc's can stimulate and alter short term memory states, which i know are not permanent and seem to "decay within seconds" and that if tdc's could be potentially used to alter these states, could they potentially be used to form other states, for example: by potentially stimulating the brain's pattern at a current time to mimic that of either another scanned brain, or some other form of data? ( i also realise that computers can't actually read memories or at least at this point they can't)
which is why i propose the theory of captureing a "image" of the brains short term memory's and simulating it in another
Just thinking that if we can capture information of mental states using tech such as an eeg (or other), it doesn't seem to far fetched to me that eventually (Key word eventually! i know that this is very likely not possible at this point and am again only asking a question as in the thread title!) we might be able to capture memory from one individual and stimulate another individuals short term memory so that said person gains person one's, thoughts and experiences from seconds ago. It could also be used to take a scanned brains long term memory state so that it could be "Played back" and perhaps viewed by the user through stimulating there short term memory with that of the person's long term memory?
So i ask why wouldn't this work, is tdc technology not able to stimulate the brain in this sort of way?(which is likely the main flaw in my entire question..) Would this require some other form of neural stimulation that i have don't know about,or that just doesn't exist yet? are we not able to take precise data to actual stimulate the brain in such a pin point way that would be necessary?