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According to the American professor V.S. Ramachandran, the consciousness of our body is not as obvious as it looks. He thought of a ruse to trick the brain. The result is that people do not feel their hand where it really is, but where the brain thinks it is: for instance in the artificial hand of a shop dummy. With this discovery, it may be possible to help people who have had limbs amputated and suffer phantom pain.


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Title: Noorderlicht - Het gedachte lichaam
Year: 1999
Duration : 25 minutes
Category: Short Documentary
Edition: NFF 2000

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