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Revealing the neural fingerprints of a missing hand.

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The hand area of the primary somatosensory cortex contains detailed finger topography, thought to be shaped and maintained by daily life experience. Here we utilise phantom sensations and ultra high-field neuroimaging to uncover preserved, though latent, representation of amputees' missing hand. We show that representation of the missing hand's individual fingers persists in the primary somatosensory cortex even decades after arm amputation. By demonstrating stable topography despite amputati...

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Peer reviewed
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10.7554/eLife.15292

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Oxford, MSD, Clinical Neurosciences
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098369/Z/12/Z; 110027/Z/15/Z; 104128/Z/14/Z
Publisher:
eLife Sciences Publications Publisher's website
Journal:
eLife Journal website
Publication date:
2016-08-23
Acceptance date:
2016-08-22
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ISSN:
2050-084X
Pubs id:
pubs:640664
URN:
uri:df52b739-e6eb-4235-b971-c298be43839d
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uuid:df52b739-e6eb-4235-b971-c298be43839d
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pubs:640664
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English
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