The book explores of bioengineering is allowing researchers to unlock untapped resilience in the human body and mind and even enhance human performance. This is narrative-based science book, written in the style you might find in a Popular Science or Discover magazines (the author is a contributing editor at both). Each chapter tells the story of a patient or researcher whose experiences or discoveries are changing our understanding of how the human body and mind work and what we are capable of. Characters include a double amputee who has built bionic limbs that allow him to walk again, a blind woman who can “see” with her ears, scientists working to develop a memory pill, and the author himself — who tries on a muscle suit, zaps his brain with electricity, and reflects on the struggles due to Alzheimer’s faced by his own grandfather — an Eastern European Jew who immigrated to the U.S. and rose to become one of the first Jewish science advisors to a U.S. President.
The Body Builders
- From the Publisher
May 16, 2017
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