Chapter 3: The Brain Adjusts itself to any Body Plan
Faith the dog:
Dogs can learn to control the movement of skateboards:
[video of skateboarding bulldog here]
....and they can drive large body plans which include steering wheels and tires:
Chapter 4: The Brain Wraps Itself around New Inputs: Sensory Substitution and Addition
See this video of plasticity from WIRED Science: "Mixed Feelings"
Interview with Miguel Nicolelis on the Daily Show
The Walk Again Project, an international collaboration of researchers to allow the paralyzed to control robotic suits with their thoughts.
Video: Monkey and robotic arm
I hosted a BBC radio documentary to explore the imagination of one of Italy's foremost writers, Italo Calvino.
In February 2011, I spent an evening speaking at the Rubin Museum in NYC with punk rock legend, writer, and spoken word artist Henry Rollins. We discussed the origin, meaning, neuroscience, and bizarreness of dreams.
I have been asked in the past to list ten books that have "inspired, moved, and enlightened" me. Here's my list:
I was named a CNN Next List Fellow. Watch two clips from the show.
In September, 2009, Sum became the number 2 book in the United Kingdom on Amazon's bestseller list, only behind Dan Brown's Lost Symbol.
David has been named a John Simon Guggenheim Fellow. He will use the fellowship opportunity to pursue the genetics and neuroimaging of synesthesia.
Wednesday is Indigo Blue: Discovering the Brain of Synesthesia has been awarded the Montaigne Medal, Eric Hoffer Award for Books.