Human Brain Plasticity after Bilateral Hand Allograft

  • Antoine Aballéa
  • Pascal Giraux
  • Marc Schieber
  • Jean-Michel Dubernard
  • Angela Sirigu


Neuropsychological studies suggest that somatic perception and awareness of bodily movement emerge from the activation of multiple, coordinated, dynamic representations of the body at different levels of the central nervous system, commonly called the “body schema”. Among the regions involved in this process, the primary sensory and motor cortices contain the most detailed maps in the cerebral cortex.


Motor Cortex Primary Motor Cortex Sensorimotor Cortex Central Sulcus Hand Area 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Antoine Aballéa
    • 1
  • Pascal Giraux
    • 1
  • Marc Schieber
    • 2
  • Jean-Michel Dubernard
    • 3
  • Angela Sirigu
    • 1
  1. 1.Cognitive Science InstituteCNRS UMRBronFrance
  2. 2.Department of NeurologyUniversity of RochesterRochesterUSA
  3. 3.Department of TransplantationÉdouard Herriot HospitalLyonFrance

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