Showing posts from April 24, 2012

Bulletproof by Jeff LaFerney

Haven't we all wished for access to just a little more of our brain? Maybe for extra memory power to help us remember where we put our car keys, to solve that problem we keep stumbling over at work, or maybe a little psychic mojo to help us win the lottery? Bulletproof by Jeff LaFerney gives us a glimpse of the possibilities of having that extra brain power and we can see that it may not be as great as it's cracked up to be. Here's a tiny taste of the mystery in Bulletproof:

The technicians eyed each other uncertainly while the nurses and the intern were not sure what to think.To near silence in the operating room, the doctor removed the retractors holding the brain and closed the dura with sutures. The bone flap was placed back in its original position and secured to the patient’s skull with titanium plates and screws.As the doctor left the operating room, he noticed that his hands were shaking.  What he had done was unethical, but he did it for the good of science.  His …