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Ultrasound used to stimulate tactile sensations in brain

Scientists have provided the first neurophysiological evidence for something that medicos have long suspected: ultrasound applied to parts of the body, such as the fingertips, can stimulate different sensory pathways leading to the brain. The researchers, from Virginia Tech, say the discovery has implications for diagnosing and treating neuropathy, which affects an estimated 20 million […]

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Making Sense Of Our Senses

How we perceive someone touching us may depend as much on memory, attention and expectation as on the stimulus itself, say brain researchers from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) writing inNature Neuroscience. Working with monkeys, the researchers – Ranulfo Romo and Victor de Lafuente – have found that the animals’ perceptions of touch match […]

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