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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Brain Awareness Week: Strategies for Each Life Stage
Happy Brain Awareness Week! If you could peek inside your brain at every birthday, you would see that it is constantly changing. Brain cells develop and disappear, the connections between them strengthen and weaken over time, even the size of the brain can change as the years go by. But keeping the brain in peak condition is something we tend to think about only at the beginning of life, the end of life, and when something goes wrong.
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