We Have Concerns

Third Thumb with Dr. Shannon Odell

Episode Summary

Researchers trained people to use a robotic extra thumb and found they could effectively carry out dexterous tasks in only a few hours. Doctor of Neuroscience Shannon Odell joins Anthony and Jeff to share her expertise about how the brain could be handling this new appendage. Then, she sticks around to answer questions from our Patrons!

Episode Notes

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https://www.ucl.ac.uk/news/2021/may/robotic-third-thumb-use-can-alter-brain-representation-hand

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