The Hand: How Its Use Shapes the Brain, Language, and Human Culture - Hand, Eye and Sky Summary & Analysis

Frank R. Wilson
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Hand, Eye and Sky Summary and Analysis

Juggling would be a pastime that accomplishes nothing, because it returns all items used back to their original state, except for the fact it involves the complementary processes of throwing and catching. Wilson proposes the juggling riddle that three balls are in motion at the same time while only one ball is held in either hand at the same time, in addition to the physical act of doing it. Juggling is not appreciated by children because they do not have the degree of hand-eye coordination from the necessary maturation of motor skills. Charles Bell asserts that practice enables the hand and eye to develop as sense organs so the brain teaches itself by making the hand and eye work together. Bell claims the brain focuses receptors in eye or hand on objects of interest that...

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