Gaining Proprioception with Prosthetics
Bob Grant | May 31, 2017
New surgical techniques may help amputees feel more enmeshed with their artificial limbs.
Diana Kwon | May 1, 2017
Meet some of the people featured in the May 2017 issue of The Scientist.
Infographic: The Rubber-Hand Illusion
Roman Liepelt and Jack Brooks | Apr 30, 2017
Simultaneous stroking of one's real hand and a fake limb can lead that person to embody the fake on as their own.
The Scientist Staff | Sep 1, 2016
Meet some of the people featured in the September 2016 issue of The Scientist
A Cornucopia of Sensory Perception
Mary Beth Aberlin | Sep 1, 2016
Forget what you learned about humans having five senses. That goes double for non-human animals.
Proprioception: The Sense Within
Simon Gandevia and Uwe Proske | Sep 1, 2016
Knowing where our bodies are in space is critical for the control of our movements and for our sense of self.
Proprioceptive Receptors
Simon Gandevia and Uwe Proske | Aug 31, 2016
Feedback from muscle spindles and tendon organs provides information about where our bodies are in space and whether or not they are moving.
Missing Touch
Megan Scudellari | Sep 1, 2012
Bionic fingers. Rewired nerves. Science fiction becomes reality as scientists attempt to give prosthetics a sense of touch.
Pleasant to the Touch
Sabrina Richards | Sep 1, 2012
Scientists hope an understanding of nerve fibers responsive only to gentle touch will give insight into the role the sense plays in social bonding.
Robo Touch
Megan Scudellari | Sep 1, 2012
Because of a lack of touch, upper-limb prosthetic users must look at their prosthetic hands the whole time they use them. Unfortunately, the prosthetics research community has put most of its efforts into making arms with wider ranges of motion and m