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


Jessica Benko

This book intertwines the story of Cathy Hutchinson, a stroke patient who can only communicate by moving her eyes, and the story of research underway to try to allow her and other patients like her to control robotic limbs directly with their minds. The story is thoughtfully told, and left me impressed with both the research and the strength of the human spirit.

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The sympathetic and well-rounded portrayal of Cathy Hutchinson, which made her a person, not just an object of sympathy around which to tell a story
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