Leg amputees often perceive the weight of new prostheses to be too heavy, despite the fact that prosthetic legs are usually less than half the weight of a natural limb. Researchers have now been able to use neurofeedback to connect the prostheses to the nervous system, which helps amputees perceive the prosthesis as lighter, which is beneficial for their acceptance: ... See MoreSee Less
Sensory signals transmitted from a prosthetic leg to the nervous system helps amputees perceive their prosthetic limb as part of their body. The new neurofeedback helps them perceive the new limb as significantly lighter.
Those of us who are training the brains of traumatized people know that the issue of free will, while clearly quite complex, is always in some deep way related to capacity for self regulation. It’s a conversation we all should be having. For now, if you’re interested in the thoughts of some others, here’s an interesting and brief article on the topic. Happy New Year! -SF ... See MoreSee Less