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The brain electric : the dramatic high-tech race to merge minds and machines, Malcolm Gay

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The brain electric : the dramatic high-tech race to merge minds and machines
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The brain electric
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the dramatic high-tech race to merge minds and machines
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Malcolm Gay
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eng
Summary
"The gripping and revelatory story of the dramatic race to merge the human brain with machines. Leading neuroscience researchers are racing to unlock the secrets of the mind. On the cusp of decoding brain signals that govern motor skills, they are developing miraculous technologies to enable paraplegics and wounded soldiers to move prosthetic limbs, and the rest of us to manipulate computers and other objects through thought alone. These fiercely competitive scientists are vying for Defense Department and venture capital funding, prestige, and great wealth. Part life-altering cure, part science fiction, part military dream, these cutting-edge brain-computer interfaces promise to improve lives--but also hold the potential to augment soldiers' combat capabilities. In The Brain Electric, Malcolm Gay follows the dramatic emergence of these technologies, taking us behind the scenes into the operating rooms, start-ups, and research labs where the future is unfolding. With access to many of the field's top scientists, Gay illuminates this extraordinary race--where science, medicine, profit, and war converge--for the first time. But this isn't just a story about technology. At the heart of this research is a group of brave, vulnerable patient-volunteers whose lives are given new meaning through participating in these experiments. The Brain Electric asks us to rethink our relationship to technology, our bodies, even consciousness itself--challenging our assumptions about what it means to be human"--
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QP360.7
LC item number
.G39 2015
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non fiction
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bibliography
The brain electric : the dramatic high-tech race to merge minds and machines, Malcolm Gay
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-248) and index
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volume
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nc
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text
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txt
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Contents
Bypassing the body -- DARPA hard -- Monkey man -- Bad code -- Screw the rats! -- The backup plan -- Feeling the light -- Cyberkinetics -- The Redeemer -- Blind spots -- Frozen mirrors -- Piano man
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24 cm
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Extent
265 pages
Isbn
9780374139841
Lccn
2015010114
Media category
unmediated
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rdamedia
Media type code
n
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illustrations
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(OCoLC)905298168

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