Long-Term Change of Mind

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Science  06 Nov 1998:
Vol. 282, Issue 5391, pp. 1062-1063
DOI: 10.1126/science.282.5391.1062

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Loss of a limb can cause profound changes in the life of the victim. No less important is a massive reorganization of the brain that accompanies such injuries. Now two papers report the details of such neural changes in two groups of monkeys with somewhat different deficits, and Merzenich reconciles the different results in his Perspective.