[BOOKS] ⚦ The Brain Electric Author Malcolm Gay – Valtrex-4.us

The Brain Electric The Gripping And Revelatory Story Of The Dramatic Race To Merge The Human Brain With MachinesLeading 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.

[BOOKS] ⚦ The Brain Electric  Author Malcolm Gay – Valtrex-4.us
  • ebook
  • 288 pages
  • The Brain Electric
  • Malcolm Gay
  • 03 August 2017
  • 9780374709624

    10 thoughts on “[BOOKS] ⚦ The Brain Electric Author Malcolm Gay – Valtrex-4.us


  1. says:

    We understand very little of the brain s most basic functioning, and its three pounds of neural tissue do not readily yield their secrets to the system of 1s and 0s Leuthardt and his cohorts would use to reveal its mysteries And that s to say nothing of the basic biological problem researchers encounter when they try to join the hard stuff of electrodes to the squishy tissue of the brain The Brain Electric The Dramatic High Tech Race to Merge Minds and Machines is the first book by American journalist and author, Malcolm Gay In this book he describes recent advances in neuroscience and the race to produce a marketable interface between brain and prosthetic limbs Gay explores the myriad of technologies that need to be brought together and the teams of researchers working on different aspects of the problem He delves into the history of prosthetic limbs and of brain research, describing the pioneers and the current big names in the field Although he makes every effort to describe the complex technology in layman s terms, it is inevi...


  2. says:

    Super interesting information presented terribly blandly.


  3. says:

    Real life science fiction, the story of the search to develop a brain computer interface that will let us control things with our minds The research is still in a very, very early stage Largely funded by DARPA, researchers in the field have had some success There is clearly...


  4. says:

    Have you ever wished you could control things with your mind It might be handy to change the tv channel or surf the web without lifting a finger, but not exactly life altering That would not be the case with those who are paralyzed For them, the ability to interact with the world could markedly improve their quality of life The Brain Electric by Malcolm Gay, a reporter for the Boston Globe, is about the current state of technology of brain computer interfaces or BCIs So if you want to control stuff with your mind, you have to extract a signal from inside your skull There are two primary ways to do this 1 You could wear a cap with electrodes in an attempt to detect brain activity.2 You could implant electrodes directly into the brain.The problem with 1 is that the skull attenuates any brain signal, making fine, multi dimensional control impossible The problem with 2 is that the brain doesn t like foreign objects embedded in it, and electrodes become encapsulated over the course of about a year renderin...


  5. says:

    Pretty interesting read and a very interesting topic I appreciated learning some of the history of brain computer interfaces though I wish there had been a bit on plans for the future I also found the layout of the book a little confusing. it jumped around in time a lot and I would ve found it easier to follow if it was just chronological although in that case I d probably complain that it was kinda boring Dunno The writing style was pretty good, easily flowing between big picture and describing specific moments in the lab, all while interjecting quotes throughout I could ve done with humor but what was in there was nice The narrator of the audiobook did not appeal to me, and that may have biased my opinion of the book as a whole I did learn some stuff mainly history of robotic arms and brain control through computers, but doubt I will retain much of...


  6. says:

    A solid but slow and somewhat plodding overview of recent developments in brain computer interfaces.


  7. says:

    Informational about the history and developments and personalities in Neuroscience Schwartz, Donoghue, Nicolelis.


  8. says:

    Good Weird Lots of monkeys.


  9. says:

    This review is for the Audible version of the book.The material could have been deathly full in the hands of another writer and narrator The combination of the two resulted in anything but boring The explanations of each child concept, medical and or research tool, and controversies were clearly explained The research subjects courage is graphically displayed, as are the motivations, envies, and frustrations of the researchers So...


  10. says:

    The story of the race to merge science and medicine with the long term goal on linking the mind to machines The applications are widespread, in particular the solutions that could be provided to the survivors of catastrophic injuries I found the book slow at points and difficul...

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