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global burden of stroke is staggering (millions of strokes a year). Hemiparesis is one of the most common and disabling sequelae of stroke. In patients with immobile phantom limbs after amputation, vivid kinaesthetic sensations of movement can be evoked when the patient watches movement of the non-amputated hand or arm in a vertical parasagittal mirror. 1… (More)
OBJECTIVE This research tested the role of traditional rational-cognitive factors and emotional barriers to posthumous organ donation. An example of an emotional barrier is the "ick" factor, a basic disgust reaction to the idea of organ donation. We also tested the potential role of manipulating anticipated regret to increase intention to donate in people… (More)
SE, a 19-year-old female college student and a color-grapheme synesthete, reported consistent synesthetic experiences (photisms) for digits, and most letters in the Roman and Hebrew alphabets over a 6-month period. Photisms for later-learned Hebrew letters were influenced by those of the Roman alphabet and photisms for auditorily presented words were… (More)
When a simple rectangular grid is drawn toward one's face there is the striking illusion that a spherical bulge is protruding from the grid. This illusion may be helpful in studying the interaction of spatial and motion processing.
We report three experiments intended to characterise aspects of the 'double' face illusion, formed by replicating the eyes and mouth below the originals. Such doubled faces are disturbing to look at. We find there are wide individual differences in ability to detect that a face has been doubled when presented briefly and masked. These differences appear to… (More)
Brain plasticity is the basis for systems-level functional reorganization that promotes recovery in multiple sclerosis (MS). As inflammation interferes with plasticity, its pharmacological modulation may restore plasticity by promoting desired patterns of functional reorganization. Here, we tested the hypothesis that brain plasticity probed by a visuomotor… (More)
We report three experiments intended to characterise aspects of the 'double face' illusion, formed by replicating the eyes and mouth below the originals. Such doubled faces are disturbing to look at. We find there are wide individual differences in the ability to detect that a face has been doubled when presented briefly and masked. These differences appear… (More)