Neuroscience Weekend Reads — 19 September

The best in neuroscience this week from around the web: Maclean’s – Slipping Away [SIMPLE SCIENCE / LONG READ] LOSING IT: What’s it like to live with Alzheimer’s Disease? This article explores the effect the disease has on a 38-year-old Canadian man with early-onset, familial Alzheimer’s, as well as the heartbreaking moments of realisation he and his wife have as the disease progresses. Singularity Hub – This Robotic Hand Wired to a Brain Implant Restored a Paralyzed Man’s Sense of Touch [SIMPLE SCIENCE / SHORT READ] FEELS GOOD: A few years ago a quadriplegic woman used only her thoughts to control a robotic arm, allowing her to drink a coffee; very impressive, very cool, but also a bit clunky. Now, researchers have incorporated a sense of touch into a robotic…


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