The brain and illusions
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What can illusions teach us about the brain?
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Scientists create phantom sensations in non-amputees

Scientists create phantom sensations in non-amputees | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
The sensation of having a physical body is not as self-evident as one might think. Almost everyone who has had an arm or leg amputated experiences a phantom limb: a vivid sensation that the missing limb is still present.
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Classic psychological illusion. This time done as a study of 234 volunteers. It shows that the phantom limb sensation of amputees can be experience by people who are not amputees.

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Catalyst: Out of body experiences - ABC TV Science

Catalyst: Out of body experiences - ABC TV Science | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it

A surprisingly large number of people report having had an Out of Body Experience A common story is they find their awareness floating up near the ceiling Dr Graham Philips met up with scientists in in Switzerland who’ve been examining the phenomenon (includes video).

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No brain, no pain | Hospital News

No brain, no pain | Hospital News | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
The fact that pain, specifically musculoskeletal pain, is perceived as if occurring in the body, while in actuality, pain is mostly the result of complex neurological activity in the brain.
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