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The Sound of One Hand
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not_a_girl From: not_a_girl Date: February 7th, 2010 08:13 pm (UTC) (Link)
This is clearly your solution: http://coilhouse.net/2008/03/the-iron-hand-of-gotz-von-berlichingen/

Although one does wonder about a hypothetical. Let's say science progresses super fast due to a breakthrough (I'm thinking Shadowrun tech here of course). Congrats! In ten years we can now grow and graft a flesh-and-blood arm on! How would the process work to graft nerves? Would you have to learn how to use it like babies learn to move? Or would your experience in using your right arm translate easily to using a new left arm?
abmann From: abmann Date: February 7th, 2010 08:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
I think I would have to learn to use it. Since I never had it, I would expect that I don't have those portions of my brain dedicated to sensation and motor control for anything below my left elbow. So, I don't even know what sort of control I could attain or how my brain would process the influx of new sensations assuming they could graft the nerves.

Would the right nerve circuits even exist in my arm? Curious.
I'd settle for a iron left hook. :)
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