Beyond Boundaries

Beyond Boundaries

The New Neuroscience of Connecting Brains With Machines--and How It Will Change Our Lives

Book - 2011
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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.

Publisher: New York : Times Books, 2011
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780805090529
Branch Call Number: 616.8 NIC 2011 22
Characteristics: 353 p. : ill

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Jan 14, 2016

In short, the author's expertise is to connect one's brain to machine though computer. For instance, connect one's brain to a computer that control a machine limb. Many examples are discussed in this book. But, they are research; i.e., not yet in the market. The author was talking what may happen in the future. If you are interested in this particular topic, this book is a good read.

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