Testing how the brain responds to touch

Michael Harvey, left, and Sliman Bensmaia, right, monitor the responses of brain cells to touch at the <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="OREDU0000151" title="University of Chicago" href="/topic/education/colleges-universities/university-of-chicago-OREDU0000151.topic">University of Chicago</a>, where research is revealing how the brain responds to different types of touch. In background, center, is Josh Berg, Study Director of the prosthetics project.

( Chris Walker/Chicago Tribune )

Michael Harvey, left, and Sliman Bensmaia, right, monitor the responses of brain cells to touch at the University of Chicago, where research is revealing how the brain responds to different types of touch. In background, center, is Josh Berg, Study Director of the prosthetics project.

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