I came across this wonderful video and article titled “Gratitude for our Hands.” I talk with you a lot here about the many diseases and stresses that can cause our hands to be a problem for us such as arthritis and carpal tunnel syndrome, but we’ve never stopped to really consider what a marvelous mechanism is a human hand, and all the amazing things our hands do for us.
I can’t say it any better than Dr. Taizoon Baxamusa, an Orthopedic Surgeon at the Illinois Bone and Joint Institute, so I’ll let you enjoy this video, which begins with a wonderful homage to the hand, and then listen as Dr. Baxamusa talks about:
1) Our hand anatomy
2) How our brain communicates with our hands
3) What is the most important finger of our hand?
4) What is the least important finger of our hand?
5) If you had to pick three fingers to keep on your hand, which should you pick?
6) What separates us from primitive primates?
7) Approximately what percent of the cortical part of the brain is dedicated to the function of our hands?