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
To liberalise or prohibit? I joined Eliot Spitzer, Julian Assange, Vicente Fox, Russell Brand, Richard Branson and several others for an online debate.
How can you collect data reflecting the changes in cognitive function that appear when someone has a concussion? BrainCheck combines neuroscience with a mobile platform to gauge changes from baseline.
Can we reproduce our brains on other media (say, on computers, or out of beer cans and tennis balls)?
Watch a talk I gave at the Long Now Foundation about my hopes that the advent of the internet will mitigate threats that brought down previous civilizations.
Barnes and Noble selected SUM as one of the Best Books of the Year.
David's iPad app "Why the Net Matters, or Six Ways to Avert the Collapse of Civilization" was recently called a "superbook" by the New York Times Magazine. For a taste of the argument, read David's article in WIRED or watch a video of his talk at the Long Now Foundation. Don't have an iPad? The manuscript is now available as an eBook.
Sum was the only book of fiction in New Scientist magazine's selection of Best Books of 2009.
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