News: March/April 2014
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Artificial hand lets amputee feel
A central philosophical puzzle is how sensory inputs caused by the physical world lead to sensations in the mind. Therefore philosophers may be interested in a recent advance in prosthetics, which for the first time allows users of an artificial hand to feel the texture and shape of objects.