TITLE

My Body, My Laboratory

AUTHOR(S)
Harrell, Eben
PUB. DATE
February 2011
SOURCE
Time International (Atlantic Edition);2/28/2011, Vol. 177 Issue 8, p36
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on self-experimentation in science research. It mentions cybernetics professor Kevin Warwick who volunteered to have a silicon chip inserted directly into his nervous system via his forearm's median nerve fibers to learn if the human nervous system could learn to sense, interpret and respond to computer-generated stimuli. It talks about the history of self-experimentation and that scientist Sir Isaac Newton stared in the sun to try and understand visual hallucinations, which resulted in his almost burning his cornea. It comments on the use of the Internet in letting self-tracking by lay scientists on nutritional supplements or exercise devices, with psychology professor Seth Roberts stating self-tracking is the future of self-experimentation.
ACCESSION #
63594597

 

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