Medical Daily: Regular prosthetic use helps brain represent artificial limbs like real hands

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In the first account of how artificial limbs are represented in the brains of amputees, researchers have found the area of the visual cortex that recognizes hands can also identify prosthetic hands. “While the use of a prosthesis can be very beneficial to people with one hand, most people with one hand prefer not to use one regularly, so understanding how they can be more user-friendly could be very valuable,” said lead author Dr. Tamar Makin of the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, University College London (UCL). (March 9, 2018)

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