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Paralyzed Patient Feels Sensation After Caltech Researchers Stimulate His Brain

Scientists at Caltech have, for the first time, induced natural sensations in the arm of a paralyzed man by stimulating a certain region of the brain with a tiny array of electrodes. The work could one day allow paralyzed people using prosthetic limbs to feel physical feedback from sensors placed on these devices. 

The research was done in the laboratory of Richard Andersen, James G. Boswell Professor of Neuroscience, T&C Chen Brain-Machine Interface Center Leadership Chair, and director of the T&C Chen Brain-Machine Interface Center. A paper describing the work appears in the April 10 issue of the journal eLife. 

Read more on the Caltech website here.