The Electric Mind: One Woman's Battle Against Paralysis at the Frontiers of Science Livres audio Audible – Version intégrale
Paralyzed and unable to speak after a stroke, Cathy Hutchinson was trapped inside her mind, only communicating with the outside world through her eyes. Then she heard about an experiment called BrainGate at Brown University that hoped to allow immobilized patients to control robotic limbs with their thoughts. But can what sounds like science fiction eventually transform the lives of quadriplegics? And could it help Cathy take control of her life?
Jessica Benko tells the story of a radical new technology, a pioneering group of researchers, and one woman's effort to transcend her condition and the body itself.
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The experiments of Brainbox aim to someday restore the ability of the body to respond to volition with the aid of an implant. The story of this research is fascinating. The future applications the stuff of sci-fi. The data paints a panoply of human differential in neural structure. One thing missing is the new research suggesting that movement commences milliseconds before conscious intent. How this would impact the research is intriguing.
What remains is this fascinating woman persisting in the face of many of our worst nightmares. In a world in which one researcher found that a large class of students would all receive a guaranteed safe brain implant to play video games faster, the future seems to be speeding to us at light speed. This is a fascinating glimpse.