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Human Brain Treats Prosthetic Devices as Part of the Body, Sapienza University Study


3/8/2013 7:42:04 AM

People with spinal cord injuries show strong association of wheelchairs as part of their body, not extension of immobile limbs.The human brain can learn to treat relevant prosthetics as a substitute for a non-working body part, according to research published March 6 in the open access journal PLOS ONE by Mariella Pazzaglia and colleagues from Sapienza University and IRCCS Fondazione Santa Lucia of Rome in Italy, supported by the International Foundation for Research in Paraplegie.

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