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.
A new MRI study reveals the brain retains neural 'fingerprints' of a missing hand, decades after amputation and regardless of whether the person experiences phantom limb sensations.
A new study reports transcranial magnetic stimulation can significantly reduce phantom limb pain.
A new study suggests we may have problems telling our toes apart and this might have implications for the way our brain perceives our bodies.
Researchers have discovered specific neurochemical changes in brain regions associated with brain remapping following amputation. Also, these changes may persist once the limb is reattached.
Researchers have developed a new electronic skin that can allow amputees to perceive touch sensations via their prosthesis. The technology, dubbed e-dermis, can recreate the sense of touch and pain by sensing stimuli and relaying impulses back to peripheral nerves.
Reconnecting muscle pairs during surgery following amputation provides patients more sensory feedback from the limb, researchers report.
A new method of treating phantom limb pain which utilizes several technologies is providing successful.
A new study reveals functional changes occur among sensitive and motor brain regions following amputation. The findings shed new light on why some people feel phantom limb sensations following the loss of a limb.
Researchers have developed a new method that utilizes both machine learning and augmented reality to help treat those with chronic phantom limb pain following amputation.