By Michio Kaku
For thousands of years scientists have pondered the mysteries of the human brain but there was little scientific evidence to support any of the proposed theories. However, in the last 30 years, the advances in Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) technology and other tools used to explore the brain now can be compared to the advances made over several hundred years in the exploration of space through telescopes. In The Future of the Mind, Kaku shares an overview of the latest advancements in neuroscience through the eyes of a theoretical physicist.
If you’re lost in the tedium of ordinary life, Kaku will push you to think of a different way of life the future may offer. Imagine being able to upload your brain onto a computer or taking a pill to deepen your cognition. Think telepathy is kooky? What if you really could send your thoughts and emotions to a network or control computers with your mind? Ever wish you could remember your dreams more often? What if you could videotape them?
If you are concerned a book by a theoretical physicist will be intimidating, it isnt! Kaku makes the science accessible and fun and only a little unnerving.
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