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The Future of the Mind

The Scientific Quest to Understand, Enhance, and Empower the Mind
Kaku, Michio (Book - 2014 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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A survey of current research into the human mind reveals how top international laboratories have innovated unique technologies for recording profound mental capabilities and enabling controversial opportunities in the field of cognition enhancement.
Authors: Kaku, Michio
Title: The future of the mind
the scientific quest to understand, enhance, and empower the mind
Publisher: New York :, Doubleday,, [2014]
Edition: First edition.
Characteristics: xviii, 377 pages :,illustrations ;,25 cm.
Content Type: text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
Contents: Book I: The mind and consciousness
Unlocking the mind
Consciousness, a physicist's viewpoint
Book II: Mind over matter
Telepathy: a penny for your thoughts
Telekinesis: mind controlling matter
Memories and thoughts made to order
Einstein's brain and enhancing our intelligence
Book III: Altered consciousness
In your dreams
Can the mind be controlled?
Altered states of consciousness
The artificial mind and silicon consciousness
Reverse engineering the brain
The future: mind beyond matter
The mind as pure energy
The alien mind
Concluding remarks.
Summary: A survey of current research into the human mind reveals how top international laboratories have innovated unique technologies for recording profound mental capabilities and enabling controversial opportunities in the field of cognition enhancement.
Local Note: 6 7 8 9 15 16 17 18 35 37 53 60 71 76 109 118 127 133 138 143 148 151 152 153 159 160 167 172 173 188 193 198 203 210 216 222 224 226 228 242 243 250 263 268 274
ISBN: 038553082X
9780385530828
Statement of Responsibility: Dr. Michio Kaku, professor of Theoretical Physics, City University of New York
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. 355-356) and index.
Subject Headings: Neuropsychology. Mind and body Research. Brain Mathematical models. Cognitive neuroscience. Brain-computer interfaces.
Topical Term: Neuropsychology.
Mind and body
Brain
Cognitive neuroscience.
Brain-computer interfaces.
LCCN: 2013017338
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May 18, 2014
  • writermala rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This is a book where Science fiction meets reality. When I started the book I thought it'd be way over my head and I'd have to give up reading it. But, as the book went on I was more and more fascinated. Dr. Kaku has the ability to make difficult concepts easy and relate the past to the present to the future. It is just amazing to see from this book, how what was in the realm of science fiction is now part of science and proven to be authentic. I cannot wait for this scientist/author's next book.

Apr 20, 2014
  • prabhjitb rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Great book exploring brain research and explaining what we know, what we can do right now and in the near future as well as what is realistic within laws of physics and how it will impact us. The book makes appreciate the complexity of human brain.

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