A Mostly Sure-Footed Account of the Hand

Science  02 Jun 2006:
Vol. 312, Issue 5778, pp. 1314
DOI: 10.1126/science.1125179

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The Sensory Hand. Neural Mechanisms of Somatic Sensation. By Vernon B. Mountcastle. Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA, 2005. 630 pp. $85, £53.95, €78.30. ISBN 0-674-01974-1.

Drawing on his career of research into the neurophysiology of sensation, the author provides a detailed consideration of the neural mechanisms that underlie the perceptual experiences evoked by touching the hand.