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Brain shocks prompt thoughts of moving

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APPLYING jolts of electricity to the brain can prompt both the desire to move a limb and the sensation that you have just done so. Angela Sirigu of the CNRS Cognitive Neuroscience Centre in Bron, France, and colleagues electrically stimulated the brains of seven patients undergoing brain surgery while awake, and then asked them what they felt. Lightly stimulating a particular region of the parietal cortex made patients want to wiggle their finger,