The Invisible Hand: Israeli Research Sheds Light on How Our Brain Compensates for Missing Body Parts

Researchers from Israel and Britain find that in one-handed subjects, all body parts compensating for a missing hand also activate brain areas normally linked to that hand

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Research on people born without a left or right hand proposes a new theory on the way the brain compensates: In the absence of a hand, the brain’s “hand area” will support the activity of diverse body parts...