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.
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.
Researchers have developed a new algorithm for a walking system that allows those with spinal cord injury to regain mobility. Researchers say their system, Smart Walk Assist, is designed to promote natural walking patterns in patients, so the nervous system can learn how to walk again.
Researchers from EPFL have uncovered how diazepam, a common anxiolytic, can increase mitochondrial activity in neural pathways associated with motivation.