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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (99 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Miguel Nicolelis Narrator: Patrick Egan Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2011 ISBN: 9780307932457
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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. Download and start listening now!

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  • “As readers mull over the debate and absorb Nicolelis’ relativity idea, his conclusion outlines optimistic visionary predictions for neuroscience that will alert them to what’s coming down the pike in technology-driven human evolution.”

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 BAKU | 11/2/2013

    " Actually not all that good ( quickly becomes very technical, and then goes of the table ) But an interesting expirement "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Vanessa Fontes | 6/5/2013

    " Hard, hard, hard... But fantastic! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tyler | 4/6/2013

    " This one was tough to finish. I thought some parts were REALLY interesting while others put me to sleep. Although I think the brain is fascinating, I don't think I could ever spend as much time with rats as these people did. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michael Fruergaard | 3/17/2012

    " 20.10.2011 - 320p "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Swan | 12/22/2011

    " Interesting concepts and the future is bright with the neurological discoveries he describes. However, I found the book hard to read in the sense that it couldn't keep my attention. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brad | 5/17/2011

    " Really excellent review of the neuroscience classes I took in college. It also gave me a really good since of what exciting new directions the field is taking. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Swan | 4/13/2011

    " Interesting concepts and the future is bright with the neurological discoveries he describes. However, I found the book hard to read in the sense that it couldn't keep my attention. "

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About the Author
Author Miguel NicolelisMiguel Nicolelis, M.D. Ph.D., is the Anne W. Deane Professor of Neuroscience at Duke University and founder of Duke's Center for Neuroengineering. His award-winning research has been published in Nature, Science, and other leading scientific journals, as well as in Scientific American, which named him one of the twenty most influential scientists in the world. A member of the French and Brazilian academies of sciences, he lives in North Carolina.
About the Narrator

Patrick Egan is an audiobook narrator whose readings include Miguel Nicolelis’ Beyond Boundaries, Peter Guber’s Tell to Win, Harvey Sachs’ The Ninth, and numerous others.