Posted by: feralfish | February 24, 2008

There is no spoon.

Happiness, is a warm gun

Ever wonder how it is your monkey brain can manage to pick up a wii remote and shake it all around and have that virtual Italian guy his pasta slurping ass down a drain pipe? Well, there’s an interesting article about how we developed tool use over at Science Now.

monkey tool use involves the incorporation of tools into the body schema, literally as extensions of the body,” says Dietrich Stout, an archaeologist specializing in tool use at University College London. Scott Frey, a neuroscientist at the University of Oregon, Eugene, says that in humans, this ability to represent tools in the brain, combined with a capacity for innovation, “was no doubt a fundamental step in the development of technology.”

Interesting stuff. So you’re not so much using your wii remote as making it a part of you. One step closer to being a cyborg, awesome.

via: Evolve Happy

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