A pioneering neuroscientist shows how the long-sought merger of brains with machines is about to become a paradigm-shifting reality
Imagine living in a world where people use their computers, drive their cars, and communicate with one another simply by thinking. In this stunning and inspiring work, Duke University neuroscientist Miguel Nicolelis shares his revolutionary insights into how the brain creates thought and the human sense of self--and how this might be augmented by machines, so that the entire universe will be within our reach.
Beyond Boundaries draws on Nicolelis's ground-breaking research with monkeys that he taught to control the movements of a robot located halfway around the globe by using brain signals alone. Nicolelis's work with primates has uncovered a new method for capturing brain function--by recording rich neuronal symphonies rather than the activity of single neurons. His lab is now paving the way for a new treatment for Parkinson's, silk-thin exoskeletons to grant mobility to the paralyzed, and breathtaking leaps in space exploration, global communication, manufacturing, and more.
Beyond Boundaries promises to reshape our concept of the technological future, to a world filled with promise and hope.
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Groundbreaking experiments, including the author’s, involve inserting numerous electrodes directly into brains, and while Nicolelis communicates his excitement at the resulting computer readouts, his explanations of what is actually happening are far too detailed and technical for the lay reader,...Mar 15 2011 | Read Full Review of Beyond Boundaries: The New Ne...
Duke University neuroscientist Nicolelis is a leader in the rapidly developing field that allows brains and machines to work closely together.Jan 03 2011 | Read Full Review of Beyond Boundaries: The New Ne...
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