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Livewired

The Inside Story of the Ever-Changing Brain

by David Eagleman

Livewired by David Eagleman X
Livewired by David Eagleman
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    Aug 2020, 320 pages
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    May 2021, 320 pages

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A neurologist describes the wonders of the brain and the almost unlimited possibilities for the future of human enhancement.

Imagine being able to absorb streams of information through your skin while you go about your day. Or having 360-degree vision. Or super-sonic hearing. According to David Eagleman, these abilities are all in the realm of the possible — and we may be able to take advantage of them sooner rather than later. In Livewired: The Inside Story of the Ever-Changing Brain, Eagleman, a neuroscientist at Stanford University and CEO of NeoSensory, a company that builds brain-based sensory interfaces, posits that the brain is a "dynamic, adaptable, information-seeking system" that is constantly reconfiguring itself in response to changes in the environment, a condition he terms "livewired." For the author, the brain offers vast possibilities that we are only beginning to explore.

He starts by describing the ways our brains develop. We're born with a brain that is "remarkably unfinished." ...

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