Beyond Boundaries: The New Neuroscience of Connecting Brains with Machines—and How It Will Change Our Lives




Beyond Boundaries is available in Paperback!
Beyond Boundaries #10 on Wall Street Journal’s “Hardcover Psychology/Psychiatry” bestseller list!

“Miguel Nicolelis has produced a delightful and scientifically important work by combining stories of his life with reflections on the big questions in neuroscience. The progress he and his coworkers have made toward a future where humans can use brain activity to directly control computers and mechanical devices to restore lost motor and communication functions is both awe-inspiring and filled with hope.”
—Jon Kaas, Distinguished Centennial Professor, Vanderbilt University, and
member of the U.S. Academy of Sciences

“In this wonderfully vivid and fascinating book, Miguel Nicolelis describes a new view of the human brain, and how interfacing it to machines will have important implications for rehabilitation medicine and beyond.”
—Peter Agre, M.D., 2003 Nobel La ureate in Chemistry and University
Professor and Director, Johns Hopkins Ma laria Research Institute

“Here is the seminal guide to the latest in brain-machine interfaces and the incredible potential they hold to improve the human condition. From the first moment I heard about Miguel’s ground-breaking work in the hallways of Duke University, I knew he was doing something special. The veterinary client communication system at exceeded our expectations. At once scientifically rich and readily accessible, it inspires both curiosity and hope from one of the field’s most important thinkers.”
—Bill Maris, Managing Partner, Google ventures

“Nicolelis describes complicated scientific problems in the way understandable to broad audience. His major idea is that information is processed by distributed neural architecture (brain “orchestra”). The book is well illustrated. There are interesting parallels between the brain science and relativity theory. Overall, an excellent book, and thought provoking.”
–Jeff Briggs, Amazon review 5 out of 5 stars

“I have been a fan of this scientist/author since his “monkey arm” experiments. This book was amazing and I am looking forward to reading his future works. In general, the book covers past, present, and projected future for the field of BMI (brain machine interfaces)and neuroprosthetics. It is written and presented in a manner that does not require overly specialized knowledge about the field, but rather could be used as an introduction for curious individuals. However, even people that have kept up with the field’s growth will likely enjoy it as much as I did.”
–Randy, Amazon review 4 out of 5 stars

“This is a wonderful book. It recounts much of the history of neuroscience and of Nicolelis’ works. I hope to see it translated into Portuguese and available for Kindle.”
–Adolfo Neto, Amazon review 5 out of 5 stars

“Beyond Boundaries” Book Review: Soccer, Symphonies & Serious Science
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Preview Pages of Beyond Boundaries and Interview with the Author

Beyond Boundaries: A Place for Thought
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Miguel Nicolelis: “Beyond Boundaries” (Henry Holt, 2011)

Beyond Boundaries Review

“Generally speaking, non-fiction can be divided into One Big Idea books and Many Small Ideas books. This is a One Big Idea book….” / Too many books