> Ramachandran gave an interesting talk here a few months back on a
> somewhat related topic - his studies of phantom limbs in human amputees and
> their relation to expansion of topographic maps in somatosensory cortex.
> Elliot D. Menschik Neuroscience Graduate Group
>menschik at eniac.seas.upenn.edu School of Medicine
> University of Pennsylvania
> Philadelphia, PA 19104
I took a course by Dr. Ramachandran at UCSD in which he discussed
amputation and the growth of neuronal activity by adjacent areas. It was
quite interesting and I believe he was attempting to find out hte
physiology behind the neuronal growth by the "deadened" area of the brain.
Is there anything new on this?