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What Does It Mean When Your Left Hand Itches?

Call it superstition, an old wives’ tale, or childhood playground rules, but on the rare occasion that your left palm gets itchy, you might immediately think money’s coming your way. As it turns out, a little bit of hope in the unbelievable might not be such a bad thing. Take Mary Shammas of Brooklyn, New […]

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Touch-and-know: Brain activity during tactile stimuli reveals hand preferences in people

Have you ever wondered whether the brains of right-handed people work differently from those of left-handers? Is it possible to distinguish between them by observing their brain activity in response to stimuli or tasks? These are important questions from the perspectives of both basic sciences and application-based fields such as brain-computer interfaces, rehabilitation robotics, and […]

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Brain-controlled prosthetic hand to become reality

Imagine a patient controlling the movement of his or her prosthetic limb simply by thinking of commands. It may sound like science fiction but will soon become reality thanks to the EU-funded DeTOP project. A consortium of engineers, neuroscientists and clinicians has made great strides in further developing the technology behind more natural and functional […]