We Have the Technology

We Have the Technology

How Biohackers, Foodies, Physicians, and Scientists Are Transforming Human Perception, One Sense at A Time

Book - 2015
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Sensory science is increasingly proving that we don't perceive reality, we construct it through perception.
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, a member of the Perseus Books Group, [2015]
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9780465089970
Branch Call Number: Health & Wellness 152.1 Pla


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Apr 22, 2016

The cover and the publisher's description are a little strange, but the Critics Opinions are a much better indicator of the content of the book. I learned about our senses and how entangled they are with our perceptions, how virtual reality might be used to change our view of global warming by having the viewer experience the death of a coral reef, and how scientists are beginning to give disabled people a fraction of their lost senses or limbs. Since reading this, I have begun to notice frequent articles in the newspaper about new developments in these areas. Platoni is a writer who can make difficult concepts understandable, and she really opened my eyes to a future of broadened capabilities and possibilities.


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