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Humans have always wanted to know what goes on inside the minds of other animals. But what if humans could become animals? Toby’s father leads a team of neuroscientists directly connecting the brains of humans with those of animals. And Toby is a prodigy at throwing her mind into the animal subjects in his lab—she’s the best there is.

But Toby suffers from cystic fibrosis
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Kindle Edition, 361 pages
Published December 27th 2017 by Createspace
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Grant Leishman
Jan 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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Becoming Animals by Olga and Christopher Werby explores an idea that probably few of us have ever thought about. What would it be like to inhabit and share an animal's brain? Would the humanity overtake the animal, would the animal display dominance or would it be possible to co-exist and to share their experiences, understanding and view of the world. When eight-year-old Toby Crowe is left alone in her father Will's lab to play with the lab rat,
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K.J. Simmill
Jan 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Rufus had been Toby's pet long before the doctor had said to remove any allergens from her mother's environment. Unable to do anything else Professor William Crowe had brought it to the lab, where it became the cornerstone of the Brats Project, and yet at the same time Rufus repriesented so much more. When Toby exhibited a connection beyond that their own subjects had displayed it started a whole new stage of the program. Toby had shown a natural talent for brain-to-brain interfacing. Toby, howe ...more
Len Homeniuk
Jan 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
What an engaging and rather encouraging book! More science than fiction + an answer to the eternal question "and then what?" Seriously, you may be a scientist, an atheist, a believer, or any combination of these - nevertheless, we all hold a hope that there might be something out there at the end. Becoming Animals just might suggest
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Cristina Smith
A Whale of a Ride!

This wonderful story asks us to consider some very possible future opportunities. Visionary and evocative. Science blending with emotion, consciousness and animal wisdom.
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Feb 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
Technology is advancing so quickly that books once considered science fiction are now reality.

This book contains scientific ideas that are probably, even now, being worked on in labs across North America. No matter how interesting the idea of being able to connect human brains with animal brains, that idea alone is not enough to keep a reader interested or invested in a book.

This is where Toby and her father come in. Toby's father is a brilliant neuroscientist. It is due to his vision and incr
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Sue Williams
Feb 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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This book entertains the idea of sharing one conscious with human and animal. When a mother of a young daughter with Cystic Fibrosis dies of the same disease, the daughter ends up spending lots of time at a lab where her scientist father works. She is an extremely brilliant little girl with an over abundance of curiosity and she becomes fascinated with the idea of seeing the world through an animal's eyes. That started when she wondered what things looked like from her pet rat's perspective.
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Bridgett Brown
Feb 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
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I won this ebook in a Goodreads Giveaway.
So this book is about people taking over animals. If your dying you could switch with an animal. People taking over the minds and bodies of animals completely. 8-year-old Toby Crowe is left alone in her father lab to play with the lab rat, soon it becomes obvious that Toby has a connection with not only the animals but being able to hop into their minds. The plan to start with was to use rats or other animals in searching for survivors in the rubble of bu
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Bobbi
Jan 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A great story and fantastic detail that kept me riveted until the end. Could this story come true in the future? Probably, and hopefully both humans and the animal kingdom will be better off because of it. So many feel empathy for animals, but we do not really know what they are thinking or how they relate to the world around them. This book tries to envision such circumstances and both of the subjects become bonded. It was very hard to put the book down, but it was necessary due to the length o ...more
Jessica
Feb 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
Intense, creepy and wonderful

If you allow yourself to imagine that this was a true story or even a possibility in the future it is completely creepy. Humans taking over the minds and bodies of animals completely. The writing was good and you get very embedded into the lives of the characters. Will they succeed or fail...
Cindy Tomamichel
Aug 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
A fascinating read, with a lot of interesting and well researched science. The characters are engaging, and the story is well told. Told mostly from the perspective of a very sick girl, it explores themes of animal bonding, brain plasticity and the use of science for military purposes.
Cheryl Montgomery-Nolan
Feb 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I found this story to be absolutely fascinating - and I bet you will too!
Karina Halt
This is an absolutely amazing book! Recommended!!
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