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Comment: twiddler (Score 1) 147

by ericcantona (#41095237) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Single-Handed Keyboard Options For Coding?
i lost the use of my right (dominant) hand for 6 weeks and tried the twiddler. I didnt find the chorded text entry easy and struggled to get to much over 30-40 characters per min (!), but the mouse pad button works well for navigating a gui desktop (think ibm thinkpad 'trackpoint' center button). Oh and it works perfectly with linux.

Comment: Re:Yet another example of why humans are better. (Score 1) 165

by ericcantona (#34976386) Attached to: Artificial Retinas Can Balance a Pencil On Its End
Unfortunately, you are completely wrong. The paradigm is in fact good. In particular, I think that you will find that you are equipped with a cerebellum which runs your motor control through feedback provided through your eyes in the same way that this experiment works

Comment: The OS kernel that links brain and mind (Score 2, Interesting) 145

by ericcantona (#29273507) Attached to: Tetris Improves Your Brain
Changes in synaptic connectivity are one way that learning occurs. It is interesting to see that even minor stimulation (in playing a game like tetris) can lead to observable changes, i.e., the hardware of the mind (aka the brain) can be re-modelled by the software being run (the 'program' or specific task being undertaken). One of the next questions is to begin to understand the rules governing how learning is represented. This will allow us to begin debugging the OS kernel that links brain and mind.

The difficult we do today; the impossible takes a little longer.