Technology Review: New Evidence of the Brain’s Remarkable Flexibility

“Theprofound part of our study is that this is all happening with something that isnot part of one’s own body. We have demonstrated that the brain is able to forma motor memory to control a disembodied device in a way that mirrors how itcontrols its own body. That has never been shown before,” said Carmena ina press release from UCB.

While a bit gristly – in terms of embedding electrodes into monkeys brains – here’s yet more evidence for brain plasticity and the ease with which the brain adapts to new tools.

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