If youâ€™ve ever wondered what it might be like to have an extra arm, a team of Swedish researchers would love to show you. Scientists at the medical university Karolinska Institutet were wondering the same thing, so they set up an experiment to find out. It turns out itâ€™s possible to experience having three arms at the same time...
But in a series of simple--if somewhat crude--experiments, the Karolinska team was able to trick the brain into accepting a third arm as the bodyâ€™s own. The team took 154 healthy individuals and placed their arms on the table next to a third, realistic-looking prosthetic right arm.
The entire time I read this, I kept comparing it to using DaemonTools on my brain.
"VIRTUAL LIMB? LOADED."
Edited by Iblis - 2/24/11 at 12:32pm