Bionic touch does not remap the brain -- MEDICA - World Forum for Medicine

Bionic touch does not remap the brain

14.01.2021

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This study highlights the importance of knowing exactly where to place electrodes when implanting sensory arrays for patients using neuroprosthetic devices, as it appears unlikely that the brain is capable of making substantial adjustments in how it perceives that sensory input.

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