your neck bone is connected to your head bone….your brain is connected to…everything we touch…

I was wondering earlier how the relationship between our brains and our tools might affect my research and in particular whether a digital wearable intervention might change the way students thought about the relationship between their online learning and their bodies rather than helping to raise awareness of it…

This study (again thanks to D A for the heads-up), suggests it would…

“The thing that does the thinking is bigger than your biological body….You’re so tightly coupled to the tools you use that they’re literally part of you as a thinking, behaving thing.”

That summarises it pretty well – the Wired article is here:

The write up of the original research:
“A Demonstration of the Transition from Ready-to-Hand to Unready-to-Hand.” By Dobromir G. Dotov, Lin Nie, Anthony Chemero. PLoS ONE, Vol. 5 No. 3, March 9, 2010
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