A patient who tested positive for COVID-19 developed acute necrotizing encephalitis (ANE) as a result of the coronavirus infection. An MRI scan revealed the patient had lesions in the thalamus and temporal lobes, areas of the brain implicated in consciousness, sensation, and memory function. Researchers advise doctors to look out for COVID-19 patients who present with altered levels of consciousness, as this may be symptomatic of ANE.
Researchers have created an artificial nervous system that may give prosthetics and robots reflexes and the ability to sense touch. The system is sensitive enough to identify letters in the Braille alphabet.
A new study in Journal of Neurophysiology reveals children with ADHD perform worse on tests of tactile functioning than those without the disorder.
A new prosthetic system allows amputees to feel the same intensity of pressure on their prosthetic hand as they can feel with their natural hand.
Researchers have found a way to produce realistic sensations of touch in two human amputees by directly stimulating the nervous system.
Researchers look at how sensory organs in the skin work, The findings may help solve certain sensory pain disorders.