Hit it where it hurts: Scientists reveal how mirrors cure phantom pain

Hit it where it hurts: Scientists reveal how mirrors cure phantom pain


Visual responsiveness in the somatosensory cortex diminishes significantly following mirror therapy for phantom limb pain. Before therapy, researchers discovered a strong, unexpected activation in the sensorimotor foot region of amputees to visually presented images of the foot. This response was no longer present following mirror therapy.
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Author: neurosciencenews.com
Post date: 2019-07-17 18:00:22
Category: diminishes
Tag: cortex
Post ID: 8389

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