Navigation Links
To translate touch, the brain can quickly rearrange its sense of the body

stance between the rods was greater or smaller than the distance between two additional rods touched on the forehead. When tendon vibration made the index finger seem longer than it really was, subjects overestimated the tactile distance on the index finger, relative to the forehead. The sense of touch was altered within seconds of applying the vibration, suggesting a very strong and fast link between the brain systems for touch and body position.

The observations showed that abnormal input into one of the body's sensory systems produced a rapid and profound change in another sensory system: The brain had changed the way it interpreted the signals from the sense of touch. These links between different bodily senses show that the brain constantly updates its internal map, and they shed light on the dynamic and flexible nature of the body map that is used to interpret each new perception.

de Vignemont et al.: "Bodily illusions modulate tactile perception." Publishing in Current Biology, Vol. 15, pages 1286?290, July 26, 2005. DOI 10.1016/j.cub.2005.06.067 www.current-biology.com


'"/>

Source:Cell Press


Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Controversial drug shown to act on brain protein to cut alcohol use
2. Mouse brain cells rapidly recover after Alzheimers plaques are cleared
3. Mouse brain tumors mimic those in human genetic disorder
4. New imaging method gives early indication if brain cancer therapy is effective, U-M study shows
5. First atlas of key brain genes could speed research on cancer, neurological diseases
6. NYU study reveals how brains immune system fights viral encephalitis
7. Stem cells from brain transformed to produce insulin at Stanford
8. Birds brains reveal source of songs
9. Loves all in the brain: fMRI study shows strong, lateralized reward, not sex, drive
10. Revolutionary nanotechnology illuminates brain cells at work
11. A puzzle piece found in unraveling the wiring of the brain
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: translate touch the brain can quickly rearrange its sense the body

(Date:7/22/2014)... July 22, 2014 BGI Tech Solutions Co., ... world,s largest genomics organization, announced today the global ... service based on Complete Genomics, industry-leading platform. This ... SNP validation, and is available at reduced prices ... highly regarded in the industry for providing proprietary ...
(Date:7/22/2014)... child,s lunch box and you,re likely to find that the ... are the findings of a study conducted by researchers at ... University and in the Department of Public Health and Community ... are published online ahead of print in the Journal ... Led by senior author Jeanne Goldberg, Ph.D., R.D., a professor ...
(Date:7/21/2014)... July 21, 2014 (Toronto) As part of a ... and Mental Health (CAMH) have helped identify over 100 ... of developing schizophrenia, in what is the largest genomic ... findings, published online in Nature , point to ... could lead to new approaches to treating the disorder, ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):BGI Tech launches human whole exome sequencing service on complete genomics' advanced platform 2Room for improvement in elementary school children's lunches and snacks from home 2International team sheds new light on biology underlying schizophrenia 2International team sheds new light on biology underlying schizophrenia 3
... Nov. 12, 2013 One of the most comprehensive ... today, demonstrating an unprecedented level of genetic variation that ... ovarian cancer. The study highlights potential new pathways for ... multiple disease sites may be required for effective targeted ...
... as clear as glass, or why bakers use sugar, even ... in the American Chemical Society,s (ACS,) latest Bytesize Science ... . "Everything that happens in the kitchen is science," ... of it, you,re going to have more power over your ...
... protein, they tend to eat a small amount at ... at dinner. New research presented today at The ... eating high protein sausage and egg-based breakfasts curbed hunger ... and syrup) or skipping breakfast, in 18-55-year-old women., ...
Cached Biology News:Clinical ovarian cancers display extensive genetic heterogeneity, study suggests multiple treatment 2Clinical ovarian cancers display extensive genetic heterogeneity, study suggests multiple treatment 3
(Date:7/22/2014)... 22, 2014 OHAUS Corporation, a ... mechanical balances and scales, proudly announces its Explorer ... Laboratory Equipment magazine’s 2014 “Readers' Choice” Award for ... year the Explorer was voted the best laboratory ... Choice Awards celebrates “excellence in product design and ...
(Date:7/22/2014)... Massachusetts og SHENZHEN ... Tech Solutions Co., LTD, (BGI Tech), et datterselskab ... lancering af en ny human whole exome-sekvenseringstjeneste baseret ... Complete Genomics, højt anset i branchen for at ... højfølsom registrering af alle typer varianter, blev købt ...
(Date:7/22/2014)... en SHENZHEN, China , ... LTD, (BGI Tech), een dochtermaatschappij van BGI, ,s wereld ... wereldwijde introductie aan van een nieuwe service ten behoeve ... meest geavanceerde platform van Complete Genomics. ... binnen de sector in hoog aanzien staat vanwege de ...
(Date:7/22/2014)... Hussey Copper , a leader in ... copper announces Pullman Regional Hospital,s conversion of more than ... touch surface, at a nominal cost.  This reasonably priced ... other bacteria within 2 hours of exposure 1 and ... infectious diseases in its facilities. Pullman Regional ...
Breaking Biology Technology:OHAUS Explorer Voted “Best Balance” in Laboratory Equipment’s 2014 Readers’ Choice Awards 2BGI Tech lancerer Human Whole Exome-sekvenseringstjeneste på Complete Genomics avancerede platform 2BGI Tech introduceert service op gebied van hele menselijke exoomsequencing op geavanceerd Complete Genomics-platform 2Pullman Regional Hospital changes more than 1,100 touch points to Hussey Copper's MD-Cu29 antimicrobial copper to help protect against bacteria 2Pullman Regional Hospital changes more than 1,100 touch points to Hussey Copper's MD-Cu29 antimicrobial copper to help protect against bacteria 3
... has been appointed to the board of directors of ... former president of the American Society of Therapeutic Radiation ... radiation oncology. , ,Perez is professor emeritus in ... Radiology, Siteman Cancer Center, Washington University Medical Center. , ...
... the universal presentation tool that isn't universally loved. But Microsoft's ... and shouldn't be if its use in distance learning is ... "Kit" Horton, a partner in the Denver-based William Horton ... of sneer, smile and say, `That's nice,'" said Horton, who, ...
... Inc., a University of Wisconsin-Madison spin-off developing high-power diode ... $4.5 million from the Army Research Laboratory in Adelphi, ... of a high-power, high-brightness multimode diode laser source with ... are a type of compact and monolithic solid-state laser ...
Cached Biology Technology:Bringing distance learning alive 2Alfalight awarded $4.5 million Army Research contract 2
Request Info...
Purified Mouse anti-Hu LAT (pY226) Storage Temperature: Refrigerate(2 to 8C)...
Molecular Biology grade. Ideally suited for DNA and RNA separation and recovery. High gel strength. Gelling temp. 36C. Melting temp. 88C. EEO: 0.05-0.13 Resolution 0.2-40 kb; Rnase/Dnase: none detec...
...
Biology Products: