The Body Builders: Inside the Science of the Engineered Human

The Body Builders: Inside the Science of the Engineered Human

by Adam Piore


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062347152
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 02/13/2018
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 297,396
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Adam Piore is an award-winning journalist. A former editor and correspondent for Newsweek Magazine, his narrative features have appeared in Conde Nast Traveler, GQ, Nautilus, Discover Magazine, Mother Jones, Playboy, Scientific American, the Atavist, BusinessWeek, and many others.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Part I Moving

Chapter 1 The Bionic Man Who Builds Bionic People: Replicating the Way We Move 13

Chapter 2 The Birth of BAMM-BAMM: Decoding the Genome and Rewriting It 53

Chapter 3 The Man with the Pixie Dust: Regenerative Medicine and the Quest to Regrow Limbs 95

Part II Sensing

Chapter 4 The Woman Who Can See with her Ears: Neuroplasticity and Learning Pills 137

Chapter 5 Soldiers with Spidey Sense: Intuition and Implicit Learning 179

Chapter 6 The Telepathy Technician: Decoding the Brain and Imagined Speech 219

Part III Thinking

Chapter 7 The Boy Who Remembers Everything: Viagra for the Brain 253

Chapter 8 The Surgeon Conducting the Symphony: DBS and the Power of Electricity 289

Chapter 9 Sudden Savants: Unleashing the inner Muse 313

Conclusion 339

Acknowledgments 349

Notes 353

Index 367

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wow. I was immersed in a story about that greatest of mysteries.. what is going on inside of us, especially our minds. What an excursion through the cutting edge of modern science. A must read!