Eldorado Posted June 4, 2019 #1 Share Posted June 4, 2019 (edited) "Polydactyly is the extraordinary condition of someone being born with more than five fingers or toes. In a case study published in Nature Communications, researchers from the University of Freiburg, Imperial College London, the University Hospital of Lausanne, and EPFL have for the first time examined the motor skills and sensorimotor brain areas in people with polydactyly. "The results show that an extra finger can significantly extend the manipulation abilities and skill. It enables people with six fingers to perform movements with one hand where people with only five fingers would need two hands. The augmented motor abilities observed in the polydactyly subjects are made possible by dedicated areas in the sensorimotor brain areas. These findings may serve as blueprint for the development of additional artificial limbs extending motor abilities." Full monty at Science Daily: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/06/190603123545.htm "Augmented manipulation ability in humans with six-fingered hands" Paper at Nature dot com: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-019-10306-w Edited June 4, 2019 by Eldorado 1 1 Top Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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