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Stroke

01 March 2011

Thinking about a third arm fools brain

It's apparently possible to make people believe they have three arms, a finding that researchers say could lead to new ways to help people recovering from a stroke.

It's apparently possible to make people believe they have three arms, a finding that Swedish researchers say could lead to new ways to help people recovering from a stroke.

"What one could expect is that only one of the hands is experienced as one's own, presumably the real arm," Guterstam said. "But what we found, surprisingly, is that the brain solves this conflict by accepting both right hands as part of the body image, and the subjects experience having an extra third arm."

 

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