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    Interesting article: Tool Use Is Just a Trick of the Mind:


    "Don't take that hammer for granted. Using tools may seem like second nature, but only a few animals can master the coordination and mental sophistication required. So how did primates learn to use tools in the first place? A new study in monkeys suggests that the brain's trick is to treat tools as just another body part."

    http://sciencenow.sciencemag.org/cgi...ull/2008/128/2

    - Bart
    Bart Smaalders
    http://smaalders.net/barts

  • #2
    Originally posted by barts
    Interesting article: Tool Use Is Just a Trick of the Mind:


    "... the brain's trick is to treat tools as just another body part."

    http://sciencenow.sciencemag.org/cgi...ull/2008/128/2

    - Bart
    No wonder men don't like to give up tools. Its like carving off body parts.
    Ignorance is curable through education.

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    • #3
      Yeah, but Evan has shown us with his mill that it isn't the size of your tool, but how you use it that matters.

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      BW
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      • #4
        Tool use is a trick of the mind? oh damn im stuffed then i dont have a mind:P

        Interesting article tho!

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        • #5
          that would make sense, since instructors normally tell you to think of the tool as an extension of your arm/leg/fingers/etc. i am sure our ancestors did the same thing.

          andy b.
          The danger is not that computers will come to think like men - but that men will come to think like computers. - some guy on another forum not dedicated to machining

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          • #6
            Originally posted by BobWarfield
            Yeah, but Evan has shown us with his mill that it isn't the size of your tool, but how you use it that matters.
            Ultra-high speed?

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            • #7
              Anyone here need any bigger machines?
              mark costello-Low speed steel

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