A breathtaking exploration of the power of our brains to bring order and creativity to the universe
In 2014, Duke University neuroscientist Miguel Nicolelis designed a robotic suit which enabled Juliano Pinto, a young Brazilian paraplegic, to kick off the ceremonial first ball of the World Cup–using only his mind. In The True Creator of Everything, Nicolelis offers a brand new theory that both explains how he accomplished this near-miraculous feat and demands a total reappraisal of the brain’s capabilities. While many see the brain as little more than a fleshy, obsolescent computer, Nicolelis argues instead that the brain is the most powerful processor the Universe has ever known, and one that, in a deeper sense, creates the entire world and reality that we experience as humans. Branching across neuroscience, physics, computer science, art history and beyond,this book will revolutionize our understanding of the human mind and the wonders it can create.