Study Challenges Centuries of Brain Research

‘Mind-blowing’ study of people born with one hand reveals scientists have misunderstood how the brain works for centuries

  • Study suggests brain areas are organised by functions rather than body parts
  • This could fundamentally change our understanding of how the brain works
  • Study looked at one-handed people as they performed different tasks
  • The area of the brain associated with the subjects’ missing hand was activated when they used different body parts

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