How do we feel with our fingertips? What parts of the brain integrate the complexities of touch? And how are scientists creating prosthetics that give feeling back to amputees?
In this episode of How We’re Wired, join evolutionary anthropologist Dr Anna Machin as she unpicks the neuroscience behind our sense of touch; from the complex web of nerve endings that cover our skin to meeting the first individuals to experience feeling with a prosthesis.
With special thanks to David Ginty, Dennis Aabo Sørensen, Loretana Puglisi, and Silvestro Micera.
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