Illusions, tests and candy: kids get brain lesson at University of Scranton neuroscience fair

James Roberson sat at the table with his palms flat on the surface. A mallet lay menacingly nearby. The 11-year-old’s right hand was hidden from his own view by a large sheet of cardboard. A blue rubber glove, filled with cotton to resemble a hand, and protruding from a blanket, lay in front of him in plain view. When the child across from him tickled his hidden hand and the blue one simultaneously with a slim paintbrush, his brain told him the plastic glove was his own hand. James giggled like the schoolboy that he was, and checked his left hand to be sure nothing had changed on that side, too. “I knew it wasn’t my hand, but everything felt like it was,” a dazed James said after the experiment.…


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