Tool-use: An open window into body representation and its plasticity

  title={Tool-use: An open window into body representation and its plasticity},
  author={Marie Martel and Lucilla Cardinali and Alice C. Roy and Alessandro Farn{\`e}},
  journal={Cognitive Neuropsychology},
  pages={82 - 101}
ABSTRACT Over the last decades, scientists have questioned the origin of the exquisite human mastery of tools. Seminal studies in monkeys, healthy participants and brain-damaged patients have primarily focused on the plastic changes that tool-use induces on spatial representations. More recently, we focused on the modifications tool-use must exert on the sensorimotor system and highlighted plastic changes at the level of the body representation used by the brain to control our movements, i.e… 

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