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 have been asked in the past to list ten books that have "inspired, moved, and enlightened" me. Here's my list:
In 2011, I performed a CT scan on Neskhons, an Egyptian mummy who I brought to our scanning facilities at Baylor College of Medicine.
What a wonderful shot of caffeine it was to find my childhood hero lauding my book in the New York Times.
Interested in issues of memory and the brain? Watch a clip of David on the History Channel.
Want to know how neuroscience will force major changes in our criminal justice system? Read David's article The Brain on Trial in The Atlantic. Now anthologized in 2012 Best American Science and Nature Writing.
Your reality need not be constrained by your biology. Read the interview here.
Read David's Op-Ed piece in The New York Times regarding time and Obama's withdrawal plan.