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Secrets of the Mind Phantom Limb

In this segment of Secrets of the Mind, Dr. Vilayanur Ramachandran explains his research on why phantom limb pain occurs.  He offers a neurological explanation in the somatosensory cortex for feeling or pain in a missing limb.


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Julie Evey
Julie Evey (Faculty)
4 years ago

I use this video in Introduction to Psychology to help students understand the somatosenory cortex.  I have also used it in Health Psychology to discuss phantom limb pain.

Used in course? Yes