Monday, May 21, 2012

Giveaway: The Electric Mind One Woman’s Battle Against Paralysis at the Frontiers of Science

UPDATE: TheClogBlog won and should be contacted soon.

New nonfiction from The Atavist: The Electric Mind; One Woman’s Battle Against Paralysis at the Frontiers of Science by Jessica Benko:

Paralyzed and unable to speak after a stroke, Cathy Hutchinson was trapped inside her mind, only communicating with the outside world through her eyes. Then she heard about an experiment called BrainGate at Brown University that hoped to allow immobilized patients to control robotic limbs with their thoughts. But can what sounds like science fiction eventually transform the lives of quadriplegics? And could it help Cathy take control of her life? Jessica Benko tells the story of a radical new technology, a pioneering group of researchers, and one woman’s effort to transcend her condition and the body itself.
You can read an excerpt here.

There's a multimedia version for iOS, and a text version for Kindle.

I have one digital copy to give away. For a chance to win, simply comment on this post and include your email so I can contact you if you win. One comment per person, and this contest is open worldwide. I'll pick a winner on Sunday.


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