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Dead Hands and Phantoms

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By Lee Walsh, Janet Taylor and Simon Gandevia

Recent studies have highlighted how central signals in the brain can change our sensation of the position and movement of joints, and how phantom limbs form when sensory information is lost.

Lee Walsh completed his PhD on proprioception at Neuroscience Research Australia under the supervision of Janet Taylor and Simon Gandevia.

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