May 11, 2005

Evidence That Brains Adapt To Electronic Appendages

Monkeys treat robot arm as bonus appendage

Fascinating note about how monkeys with neural implants to a robot arm have switched their brain from using the robot arm as if it was their own arm, to growing a parallel path which allows them to use their arm, the robot arm, or both for a given task.

The implication is that monkeys, and by extension humans, could attach electronic appendages, which could be incorporated into the brain as an extra appendage.

Yep, you too may be able to add on that extra hand that you've always needed.

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Posted by Ted Stevko at May 11, 2005 12:26 PM