Using electroencephalography, Miller et al. found that where a hand-held tool is touched is rapidly represented by the dynamics of sensorimotor cortices. Primary somatosensory cortex efficiently extracts location information encoded by the tool's vibratory patterns. The brain reuses neural processes initially devoted to mapping touch on the body.
- efficient coding
- extended sensing
- somatosensory cortex
- tool use
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- Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
- Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)