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Left Or Right Hand? Knowing How The Brain Decodes Images Helps Us Understand Amputees' Phantom Itches

Left Or Right Hand? Knowing How The Brain Decodes Images Helps Us Understand Amputees' Phantom Itches | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

A new study to be published in the journal Psychological Science challenges the long-held notion that when we see a picture of a left or right hand, our brain engages our "motor imagination" and uses muscle control processes to flip over mental images of our hands to decide which is in the picture.

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Ape hand gestures reveal where humans evolved language

Ape hand gestures reveal where humans evolved language | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

Until recently, scientists figured that the origins of human language could be found in our vocal cords. That seems reasonable enough, but the latest evidence suggests our hands are actually the source of language...and a bunch of hand-waving primates agree.


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