A Stanford neuroscientist wants to understand the relationship between the human brain and consciousness, and to do this he's asking for regulatory approval to implant an electrode into his own brain. Said Stanford's Bill Newsome:
I don't know how to figure it out, but it seems to me that stimulating a human brain such as my own would be a good place to start.
Don't try this at home. Newsome admits it will be difficult to get regulatory approval for an project such as this, because of liability issues and the scientific community s reluctance to experiment on humans.
A major step toward a Kurzweil/Vinge "singularity," extropian future, where the human brain is reverse-engineered and combined with computer technology, or lacking only eggs to complete a delicious southern breakfast?
Big Brain Thinking [MIT Technology Review]