How The Brain Tells Apart Important And Unimportant Sensations……

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Recent research on a tiny part of the brain stem could lead to medical treatments that make paralysed people feel again. Scientists used to think that the cuneate nucleus (CN) was unimportant. But research on monkeys and mice showed that the CN was key to how our bodies perceive ourselves and the world. Instead of relaying signals passively, the CN actively suppresses sensations unimportant to the current task as they make their way to the brain. Experts are now tapping into this breakthrough for possible new treatments for paralysed people. Read full article here

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