A new study reports kicks and movements of unborn babies in the womb allow the child to map their bodies and assist in the eventual exploration of their surroundings.
At 60 days old, the infant brain shows greater neurological activity associated with the lips than any other part of the body, a new study reveals.
Emotions trigger strong bodily sensations and the bodily maps for each sensation are topographically different for different emotions. The sensation patterns are consistent across different cultures, suggesting sensational patterns have a biological basis, researchers say.
A new study reports amputees often feel as though their prosthetic limb is part of their body.
Visual responsiveness in the somatosensory cortex diminishes significantly following mirror therapy for phantom limb pain. Before therapy, researchers discovered a strong, unexpected activation in the sensorimotor foot region of amputees to visually presented images of the foot. This response was no longer present following mirror therapy.