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Researchers convince people they have three arms–then threaten one with a knife [Video]

subject thinks she has a third arm

A knife-wielding researcher is bearing down on your right hand—or is it your hand? You see three arms in front of you, and you can feel your palms dampen with fear-induced perspiration. But is it your right hand the kitchen knife is plunging toward, or a false, rubber right hand? The dilemma might sound ridiculous, [...]

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Biomechatronics aims to erase the entire concept of ‘disability’

Hugh Herr at Idea Festival

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Hugh Herr has made it his mission to eliminate the word "disabled" from our vocabulary when describing people who require assistance of some sort to perform the daily tasks that most people take for granted. Listening to Herr speak here Thursday at Idea Festival, it’s not hard to believe he’ll succeed. Herr’s credibility comes [...]

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