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
Posthumanism asks what happens when our technologies allow humans to enhance intellectual, physical, and psychological capacities beyond what biology can give us. Think bionics on crack.
I spoke at PopTech on the limits of science, the problems of false dichotomies, and my new movement of possibilianism. See the video.
Interested in issues of memory and the brain? Watch a clip of David on the History Channel.
Well before we understand how brains work, we may find ourselves able to digitally copy the brain's structure and able to download the conscious mind into a computer. What are the possibilities and challenges?
Barnes and Noble selected SUM as one of the Best Books of the Year.
Listen to British rocker Jarvis Cocker read the story "Descent of Species" from Sum. He is one of the dozens of terrific voices who read for the audio book.
Listen to an interview on BBC's Today Programme regarding the new iPad book Why the Net Matters.
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