A new study reports amputees often feel as though their prosthetic limb is part of their body.
Researchers have identified some of the key neurobiological mechanisms that help keep aggression under control. The findings could help develop targeted treatments to help those with aggressive problems associated with psychological disorders.
Training tetraplegic patients to compete in an online competition to control an avatar with BCI, researchers report the most dramatic improvements in computer augmented performance occurs when both humans and machines are able to learn.
Using electrochemical stimulation and robot assisted rehabilitation techniques, researchers restore walking ability in a paraplegic rat. The study reports reorganization of neural branching in the reticular formation leads to new connections and is key to motor skill recovery.
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 sheds light on the mechanisms behind metacognition and how we make sense of the world around us.