Research finds human brains can easily adapt to controlling a robotic “third thumb”

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The future of strap-ons looks bright indeed.


But I want little t-rex arms on my chest to hold little things or use my phone or tablet while my fleshy non-biotic arms just flail about.


Is it really adapting to using a third thumb if the control for the device is on their foot? it seems more like adapting to using a new complex tool than a new appendage. I would be interested to see if they could control it with electrodes in the brain direct to the device rather than through an intermediary controller.


What a human brain can adapt to using a tool?


Third? That’s nothing. I’ve got 10 of ’em!