Brain - Lobes

A fascinating account of a neurologist’s experiments on his own brain:

Some interesting quotes from the article:

José Delgado, Spanish neuroscientist:

“The human race is at an evolutionary turning point. We’re very close to having the power to construct our own mental functions,” he told The New York Times in 1970, after trying out his implants on mentally ill human subjects. “The question is, what sort of humans would we like, ideally, to construct?”

Neurologist Phil Kennedy:

“Scientists have to be individuals,” he says. “You can’t do science by committee.”

“Just helping ALS patients and locked-in patients is one thing, but that’s not where we stop,” Kennedy says, moving on to the big picture. “The first goal is to get the speech restored. The second goal is to restore movement, and a lot of people are working on that—that’ll happen, they just need better electrodes. And the third goal would then be to start enhancing normal humans.”

“We’re going to extract our brains and connect them to small computers that will do everything for us, and the brains will live on.”