The fascinating science behind phantom limbs – Joshua W. Pate
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The vast majority of people who’ve lost a limb can still feel it — not as a memory or vague shape, but in complete lifelike detail. They can flex their phantom fingers and sometimes even feel the chafe of a watch band or the throb of an ingrown toenail. What causes these phantom limb sensations? Joshua W. Pate explains how the brain reacts to a missing limb.
Lesson by Joshua W. Pate, directed by Kozmonot Animation Studio.
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