Cosmos: How the brain remembers amputated limbs, and continues to control them

| Posted in Brain Education, Brain Health, Brain Research

Most people who have lost a limb still feel its presence decades later. This phenomenon, dubbed “phantom limb”, has long been a mystery. But with new ultra-high resolution brain scanning, we are now able to look inside the brains of amputees for previously hidden clues. We recently showed three striking cases of amputees with incredibly detailed maps representing all five missing fingers in their brains. (February 9, 2019)

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