Central mechanisms in phantom limb perception: The past, present and future

@article{Giummarra2007CentralMI,
  title={Central mechanisms in phantom limb perception: The past, present and future},
  author={Melita J. Giummarra and Stephen J. Gibson and Nellie Georgiou-Karistianis and John L. Bradshaw},
  journal={Brain Research Reviews},
  year={2007},
  volume={54},
  pages={219-232}
}
Phantom limbs provide valuable insight into the mechanisms underlying bodily awareness and ownership. This paper reviews the complexity of phantom limb phenomena (proprioception, form, position, posture and telescoping), and the various contributions of internal constructs of the body, or body schema, and neuromatrix theory in explaining these phenomena. Specific systems and processes that have received little attention in phantom limb research are also reviewed and highlighted as important… Expand
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