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Mind meets machine

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Science  13 Nov 2015:
Vol. 350, Issue 6262, pp. 746
DOI: 10.1126/science.aad0787

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Malcolm Gay's new book, The Brain Electric, tells the dramatic story of the race to build the first mind-controlled dexterous robotic arm. The story is framed as a competition between several researchers, including John Donoghue, Miguel Nicolelis, and Andrew Schwartz. Praising the book as exciting and comprehensible, reviewer A. Aldo Faisal discusses its merits, and speculates about future brain engineering endeavors.