A new study sheds light on the mechanisms behind metacognition and how we make sense of the world around us.
Following targeted motor and sensory reinnervation, a procedure that reroutes residual limb nerves to intact muscles and skin in amputees, the brain remaps both motor and sensory pathways. Additionally, researchers note, TMSR may help counteract poorly adapted cortical plasticity following amputation.
A new study reports amputees often feel as though their prosthetic limb is part of their body.
Scientists generated statistical instances of the micro-connectome, containing over 10 million neurons. The model spans five orders of magnitude and contains 88 billion synaptic connections.
A mathematical algorithm developed by the Blue Brain Project can objectively classify different shapes of neurons in the brain. The algorithm has already helped researchers objectively identify 17 types of pyramidal neurons in the somatosensory cortex of a rat.
Using the Full Body Illusion test, researchers discover those with schizophrenia do not have an impaired sense of body ownership. The findings contradict other theories which state those with schizophrenia may feel as though their bodies do not belong to themselves.
An EEG study reveals people with schizophrenia and their siblings without the disorder share patterns of brain activity that are different from people with no familial history of schizophrenia. As one sibling didn't suffer from schizophrenia, researchers say the different brain signature could serve as a biomarker for the mental health disorder.