Remodeling of somotasensory hand representations following cerebral lesions in humans.

@article{Rapp2002RemodelingOS,
  title={Remodeling of somotasensory hand representations following cerebral lesions in humans.},
  author={Brenda Rapp and Sharma K. Hendel and Jared Medina},
  journal={Neuroreport},
  year={2002},
  volume={13 2},
  pages={207-11}
}
There is evidence of reorganization of somatotopic maps following cortical lesions in mammals such as monkeys, raccoons and rats. However, there has been a striking lack of research on somatosensory plasticity following cerebral damage in adult humans. We describe two individuals with left hemisphere damage who misperceive the locations of tactile stimuli whose presence or absence they can readily detect. We find that the mislocalizations preserve the relative topography of pre-lesion… CONTINUE READING

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