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The Original Article was published on 05 May 2010

The News Feature 'Illuminating the brain' (Nature 465, 26–28; 2010) contained an incorrect statement regarding the experimental work of Philip Sabes. In fact, no needles were broken during the primate experiment.

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Correction. Nature 466, 20 (2010).

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