Humans and Tool Use
"When a carpenter picks up a hammer, the hammer becomes, so fast as hisbrain is concerned, apart of his hand. When a social raises a pair of binoculars to his face, his brain sees through a new set of eyes, adapting instantaneously to a very different fiedl of view (Carr, 208). Nicolas Carr, The Shallows, What the Internet is Doing to Our Minds,).
- Micheal Butler, "Tool Use is Just Another Trick of the Mind," Sicne-NOW, January 28, 2008, http://sciencenow.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/full/2008/128/2
- Frey, S.H. (2008). Tool Use, Communicative Gesture, and Cerebral Asymmetries in the Modern Human Brain. Phil. Trans. of the Royal Soc. B., 363, 1951-1957.
- Povinelli, D.J., Reaux, J.E., & Frey, S.H. (2009). Chimpanzees context-dependent tool use provides evidence for separable representations of hand and tool even during active use within peripersonal space. Neuropsychologia, 2009. http://freylab.uoregon.edu/documents/publications/Povinelli_Reaux_Frey_2009.pdf
- Johnson-Frey, S.H. (2003). What's so special about human tool use? Neuron, 39, 201-204. http://freylab.uoregon.edu/documents/publications/009.pdf