Brain Electrodes Make Winter Soldier’s Fake Arm Feel Like His Own

Marvel’s Winter Soldier, newly landed at Netflix, owes his abilities to the scientists that installed his prosthetic arm. No matter how much power Bucky Barnes’ Communist-starred cybernetic limb would have yielded on its own, it wouldn’t have been very useful to him if it wasn’t hooked up properly his brain, allowing him to feel like it was really his. Scientists, attempting to catch up to Marvel’s science, have just managed to induce this feeling in amputees IRL. In an article recently published in the journal PNAS, a team of neuroscientists report that they’ve successfully convinced two people with artificial limbs that their prostheses actually belong to them. While we take it for granted that the arms of fictional prosthetic-limbed characters like Barnes and Darth Vader are integrated seamlessly into their…


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