My hand in my ear: a phantom limb re-induced by the illusion of body ownership in a patient with a brachial plexus lesion

@article{Pazzaglia2019MyHI,
  title={My hand in my ear: a phantom limb re-induced by the illusion of body ownership in a patient with a brachial plexus lesion},
  author={Mariella Pazzaglia and Giorgio Scivoletto and Anna Maria Giannini and Erik Leemhuis},
  journal={Psychological Research},
  year={2019},
  volume={83},
  pages={196-204}
}
Corporeal awareness of body unity, continuity, and integrity is hardwired in the brain, even following massive deafferentation. Following peripheral limb injury, referred phantom sensations are reported frequently on the cheek and, rarely, on the ear. Here, we explore how brain plasticity mechanisms induced by multisensory stimulation of different facial regions (cheek and ear) modulate the feeling that a complete missing limb is still attached to the body. We applied the modified rubber hand… CONTINUE READING
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