Experimental Induction of a Perceived “Telescoped” Limb Using a Full-Body Illusion

@inproceedings{Schmalzl2011ExperimentalIO,
  title={Experimental Induction of a Perceived “Telescoped” Limb Using a Full-Body Illusion},
  author={Laura Schmalzl and H. Henrik Ehrsson},
  booktitle={Front. Hum. Neurosci.},
  year={2011}
}
Phantom limbs refer to the sensation that an amputated or missing limb is still attached to the body. Phantom limbs may be perceived as continuous with the stump so as to resemble a normal limb, or as "telescoped" with the more distal portion of the phantom being perceived as having withdrawn within the stump. Telescoping tends to be related to increased levels of phantom pain, making it a clinically relevant phenomenon to investigate. In the current study we show that a full-body illusion can… CONTINUE READING

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