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The phantom and the supernumerary phantom limb: historical review and new case.
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PMID:  22108813     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The way we experience the world is determined by the way our brain works. The phantom limb phenomenon, which is a delusional belief of the presence of a non-existent limb, has a particular fascination in neurology. This positive phenomenon of the phantom limb raises theoretical questions about its nature. After a stroke, some patients experience the perception of an extra limb in addition to the regular set of two arms and two legs. This complex cognitive and perceptual distortion is called supernumerary phantom limb. Here, we review the pathogenesis and historical aspects, and report a new case.
Authors:
Gabriele Cipriani; Lucia Picchi; Marcella Vedovello; Angelo Nuti; Mario Di Fiorino
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Neuroscience bulletin     Volume:  27     ISSN:  1995-8218     ISO Abbreviation:  Neurosci Bull     Publication Date:  2011 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-11-23     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101256850     Medline TA:  Neurosci Bull     Country:  China    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  359-65     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Neurology Unit, Psychiatry Unit, Versilia Hospital, Via Aurelia, 55043, Lido di Camaiore (Lu), Italy; E-mail: cprgrl@gmail.com.
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