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Human brain adapts to loss of sensory information by tapping into visual cues – News-Medical.Net

Evidence that a sense of our physical selves can develop even without the sense of touch has been uncovered in a new study by researchers in the UK and the United…

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Evidence that a sense of our physical selves can develop even without the sense of touch has been uncovered in a new study by researchers in the UK and the United States.
The research shows that if someone loses their sense of touch and ‘proprioception’ – their sense of body position – as an adult, they may learn compensatory skills using visual cues and conscious thought, or reasoning, to move their bodies.
Someone who has never had a sense of touch or proprioception, however, can find faster,…

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