Primates with larger brains can solve much more complex tasks using their hands than smaller-brained primates. However, improved dexterity comes at a cost. In humans and other large-brained primates, it takes longer for infants to learn the simplest hand and finger movements than our smaller-brained counterparts.
Artists who paint with their feet have finely tuned toe maps in their brains. The study opens up questions about organizational principles of the whole body system.
According to researchers, drumming for an hour a week helps improve learning at school for children on the autism spectrum. The study reports drumming not only improves dexterity, rhythm and timing for those with ASD, it also helps improve concentration and enhances communication with peers.
Using cadaver hands, a new study supports the theory that our hands evolved not only for manual dexterity, but also so males could fistfight over females.
Amputees are able to regain sense of touch and 'feel' with their prosthetic hands, thanks to new technological advances.
A new study indicates early hominids developed dexterity and the ability to use tools before the development of bipedal locomotion.
The development of fine motor skill could take longer than previously thought, according to a new study.