Nerve connection makes leg prosthesis feel lighter

One problem with leg prostheses is that they can feel too heavy. Connecting a prosthesis to the nervous system can change that, researchers say.

Fabio Bergamin-ETH Zurich • futurity
Jan. 12, 2021 ~4 min

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Long-term prosthetic use may not rewire the brain

Even after a year of wearing and using a prosthetic device, participants in a new study still had a mismatch between what they did and what they felt.

Alison Caldwell - U. Chicago • futurity
Dec. 30, 2020 ~7 min

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What crabs can tell us about brain ‘building blocks’

"Until we can understand each component, we can't expect to take the brain apart and put it back together again in order to figure out how it works."

Eric Stann-Missouri • futurity
Dec. 9, 2019 ~3 min

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How the brain regulates variability in motor functions

Research suggests that errors resulting from variability in motor function are a feature, not a bug, of our nervous system and play a critical role in learning.

Leah Burrows • harvard
Nov. 7, 2019 ~5 min

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