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The woman who grew phantom fingers that she'd never physically had

The woman who grew phantom fingers that she'd never physically had | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

Inside the human brain there is a map of the body drawn in neural tissue. When a person loses a limb, the neural representation of that body part still exists in the map, and more often than not, it continues to give rise to "phantom" sensations.

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Left Or Right Hand? Knowing How The Brain Decodes Images Helps Us Understand Amputees' Phantom Itches

Left Or Right Hand? Knowing How The Brain Decodes Images Helps Us Understand Amputees' Phantom Itches | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

A new study to be published in the journal Psychological Science challenges the long-held notion that when we see a picture of a left or right hand, our brain engages our "motor imagination" and uses muscle control processes to flip over mental images of our hands to decide which is in the picture.

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