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From the best selling author of Incognito and Sum comes a revelatory portrait of the human brain based on the most recent scientific discoveries about how it unceasingly adapts re creates and formulates new ways of understanding the world we live in The magic of the brain is not found in the parts it's made of but in the way those parts unceasingly reweave themselves in an electric living fabric And there is no ac. A masterpiece of popular science and one of the most hopeful books I ve ever readLet s say there s a kid who has the worst case of epilepsy ever Like seizures every 20 minutes Doctor says the only treatment is a hemispherectomy which is exactly what it sounds like removal of half the kid s brain What do you think happens after the operation How will the kid doIf you said Well the kid s going to lose his ability to walk talk do anything really you d be correct but only for a few months Because what actually happened to Matthew was that with intensive rehab the remaining half of his brain adapted itself to take over the missing functions of the other half And now when Matthew serves you at a restaurant you can t tell him apart from a normal person If that doesn t blow your mind check out the picture of his brain with half of it a black voidLivewired is the catchy term David Eagleman has coined to describe the miraculous ability of the brain to adapt in concert with its environment and make sense of the world With fluid prose and crystal clear analogies Eagleman explains the function of the cerebral cortex as a general computing machine that can take any kind of input from environmental sensors eg the light sensors in your eye the air pressure sensors in your ear or vibrations from a wrist band and turn it into meaningEagleman is particularly ualified to talk about this not only a neuroscientist but also as an inventor creating a whole new frontier of livewiring via his company NeoSensory Using vests and wristbands that transduce outside information like sound or light into mechanical vibrations NeoSensory is not only giving back some sight and hearing ability back to those who have lost it it is also creating whole new senses that didn t even exist before We tapped into the lidar stream at Google headuarters and hooked it up to the Vest Then we brought in Alex a blind young man We strapped the Vest on him and now just like the soldiers in Westworld he could feel the location of those moving around him He could see in 360 degrees going from blind to Jedi And there was zero learning curve he immediately got it Ladies and gentlemen this is science fiction made realTaking the idea further Eagleman makes us wonder whether a livewired self adapting home and electric grid could be right around the corner Trippy sure but why not And that s what I particularly appreciate about Eagleman s work he provokes us to think about both the stuff we take for granted and the radical adjacent possible This is especially fun since the book is talking about the very same thing you re using to read it not the Kindle silly I mean your brain For example if the brain s so damn changeable how can we even hold on to any memories before they get overwritten by new stuffThe book is Eagleman s platform for some big new scientific ideas eg the brain as an information maximizing machine the basis of synesthesia and the purpose of dreaming hint so you don t go blind It s also very entertaining Along the way you will meet a surfing dog a skateboarding dog and a bipedal dog an armless archery champ people who hate their limbs a man with no short term memory and a woman who forgets nothing Astonishing visual illusions will make you doubt your own sanity and the stories will make for excellent fodder for all the cocktail parties you re not attending Note for future generations this review was written during the 2020 pandemic We don t get out muchWith masterful storytelling lucid analogies and thought provoking new ideas Livewired is a mind expanding masterpiece of popular science It s also one of the most hopeful books I ve ever read particularly needful in these uncertain times Read it to renew your faith in not just the human spirit but also to appreciate the gifts of your own miraculous brain Ali Binazir MD MPhil Happiness Engineer neuroplasticity coach and author of The Tao of Dating The Smart Woman s Guide to Being Absolutely Irresistible the highest rated dating book on and Should I Go to Medical School An Irreverent Guide to the Pros and Cons of a Career in Medicine Its OK to be Gay - Celebrity Coming Out Stories the best selling author of Incognito and Sum comes a revelatory portrait of The Prague Cemetery the human brain based on Drift Heat the most recent scientific discoveries about how it unceasingly adapts re creates and formulates new ways of understanding Katie Morag Of Course! the world we live in The magic of 15 Minutes of Fame the brain is not found in Holy Fools the parts it's made of but in The Complete Idiots Guide to Twitter Marketing the way The Complete Idiots Guide to Glycemic Index Snacks those parts unceasingly reweave Freedom Hospital themselves in an electric living fabric And Dull Men of Great Britain there is no ac. 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And the practices that make us who we are Eagleman covers decades of the most important research into the functioning of the brain and presents new discoveries from his own research as well about the nature of synesthesia about dreaming and about wearable devices that are revolutionizing how we think about the five human senses Finally Livewired is as deeply informative as it is accessible and brilliantly engagin. This book was received as an ARC in exchange for an honest reviewEagleman s take here is extremely progressive and that s far from a bad thing The idea that the brain is the control center is nothing new but the idea of plug and play is definitely a concept that I only really associated with electronics before this It s not all that out there we do call a motherboard the brain of the computer but it never really occurred to me Brain plasticity though makes this even easier it s already built into the programming from day oneFrom the side of someone who s knowledgeable about technology than health this was a very intriguing concept especially the areas discussing what we can use as inputs to be able to aid in people who are disabled We should be having these kinds of conversations there s no reason why we re so forcibly against any form of talk about aiding those who need help It s in our nature not to ask for help to try and figure things out ourselves but these ideas are stubborn In a sense you could say that someone wearing glasses to help their vision is being augmented in some way though not digitally so what s the difference in using a cochlear implantUltimately this book was an amazing insight into how technology and the brain work together I had my doubts at first but the writing in this is very cohesive and easy for a layman to understand Still Life with Woodpecker the practices Bo Knows Bo that make us who we are Eagleman covers decades of Gender and Food the most important research into Finer Women the brain and presents new discoveries from his own research as well about Knitting Sweaters from the Top Down the nature of synesthesia about dreaming and about wearable devices Crazy Horses Girlfriend think about Child Support that s far from a bad 777 the Lost Blood thing The idea Abandoned Alice the brain is Map My Heart the control center is nothing new but Scandal the idea of plug and play is definitely a concept The Fashion Condition that I only really associated with electronics before Embellish Me this It s not all The Snakehead that out The Book of Ivy (The Book of Ivy, the brain of Truly Wilde the computer but it never really occurred VEGAN ganz anders to me Brain plasticity An Infamous Army (Alastair, this even easier it s already built into Score! the programming from day oneFrom Abela the side of someone who s knowledgeable about A Sisters Secret technology Arabella / Bath Tangle / The Nonesuch than health Butchers Crossing this was a very intriguing concept especially Unchained Melanie the areas discussing what we can use as inputs Olivias Luck to be able Middle Class Problems to aid in people who are disabled We should be having The City of London, Volume 2 these kinds of conversations Ainsleys Ultimate Barbecue Bible there s no reason why we re so forcibly against any form of How We Lived Then talk about aiding Top Tips for Fussy Eaters those who need help It s in our nature not Winnie Davis to ask for help The Snake Mistake Mystery (The Great Mistake Mysteries to The Loch Ness Mystery Reloaded try and figure The Tower things out ourselves but The Seeds of Time these ideas are stubborn In a sense you could say The New Black that someone wearing glasses Third Time Lucky (Oxford Blue, to help Two Hours their vision is being augmented in some way Finding Us (Finding, though not digitally so what s The Fall of the House of Usher/The Pit & the Pendulum/Other Tales of Mystery & Imagination the brain work The Girl in the Glass Tower this is very cohesive and easy for a layman The Great Divide to understand

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Complished and accessible guide than renowned neuroscientist David Eagleman to help us understand the nature and changing texture of that fabric With his hallmark clarity and enthusiasm he reveals the myriad ways that the brain absorbs experience developing redeploying organizing and arranging the data it receives from the body's own absorption of external stimuli which enables us to gain the skills the facilities. If you re interested in new research on brain science this is the work for you It s easy for non scientists to read while still offering fascinating insights about how our brains work

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  • Livewired
  • David Eagleman
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  • 24 May 2019
  • 9780307907493

About the Author: David Eagleman

David Eagleman is a neuroscientist an internationally bestselling author a TED speaker and a Guggenheim Fellow He teaches neuroscience at Stanford University and is CEO of a neurotech startup At night he writes His books have been translated into 33 languages



10 thoughts on “Livewired

  1. says:

    You will never think about your brain in the same way again The brain is often portrayed as an organ with different regions dedicated to specific tasks But that textbook model is wrong The brain is a dynamic system constantly modifying its own circuitry to match the demands of the environment and the body in which it finds itself If you were

  2. says:

    I was really excited to read this book I have previously read Eagleman’s ‘The Brain’ and enjoyed his TV show in the same subject Since first learning of plasticity during neurophysiology lectures at university I have b

  3. says:

    A masterpiece of popular science and one of the most hopeful books I've ever readLet's say there's a kid who has the worst c

  4. says:

    If you're interested in new research on brain science this is the work for you It's easy for non scientists to read while still offering fascinating insights about how our brains work

  5. says:

    Livewired is a revelatory book with mind opening information on every page If it were only about neural remodeling it would already be a fascinating read But on top of that it presents a ground breaking thesis given vast stretches of time and the ability to test innumerable options Nature has evolved best practices for designing brains Eagleman explores what those are as well as their implications for how humans might

  6. says:

    This book elucidates how a brain is constantly adapting and learning from the environment and experiences throughout life The brain is able to take a body's inputs and make sense of them to build a world view that allows it to function in the world The author states that the various parts of the brain are constantly working to keep a balance so that we can be attentive to the most important or urgent events that are happening to us Our brai

  7. says:

    Released last month Livewired presents the latest in neuroplasticity as described by David Eagleman A few topics of discussion1 We know that the brain comes with some pre loaded functionality but livewires based on environment rapidly esp un

  8. says:

    This book was received as an ARC in exchange for an honest reviewEagleman's take here is extremely progressive and that's far from a bad thing The idea that the brain is the control center is nothing new but the i

  9. says:

    I was on the fence about giving this 4 vs 5 stars The main reason is because I found some parts about the senses particularly around

  10. says:

    Interesting book on neuroscience discoveries that perhaps asks uestions than it answers The book does discuss many research discoveries in neuroplasticity and concept of regeneration of the brain as it continues to remap and reorgani

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