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Please amputate this leg - it isn't mine - Article from The Guardian about body integrity identity disorde

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Please amputate this leg - it isn't mine - Article from The Guardian about body integrity identity disorder. Not sure what it's useful for but it is very interesting.

What phantom limbs and mirrors teach us about the brain

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What phantom limbs and mirrors teach us about the brain - Article from BBC News about phantom limbs and synesthesia. Not sure what it might be useful for but it is very interesting!

Introducing Ramachandran

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Acitivty to accompany the viewing of Ramachandran's 2007 TED presentation on successful treatment of phantom limb and its cause. Good supporting information for the Biological Approach. TED link included in activity document.

Phantoms in the brain

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Why do individuals who have lost a limb still experience pain in that limb? How is it possible that some people who are blind can still see? Ramachandran explores these paradoxical phenomenon.

A journey to the centre of your mind

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In a wide-ranging talk, Vilayanur Ramachandran explores how brain damage can reveal the connection between the internal structures of the brain and the corresponding functions of the mind. He talks about phantom limb pain, synesthesia (when people hear color or smell sounds), and the Capgras delusion, when brain-damaged people believe their closest friends and family have been replaced with imposters.