Are you a body with a mind or a mind with a body? - Maryam Alimardani
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There are reported cases of patients who feel their hand or foot does not belong to them or is out of control. One such condition is known as Alien hand syndrome. In extreme cases such as body integrity identity disorder (BIID), patients desire to remove a healthy limb by amputation because it feels alien.
By studying body ownership illusions and clinical disorders, scientists try to understand the cognitive and neural mechanisms that underlie the mind-body interaction. Interested in learning more? Take a moment and watch this excerpt video from the “Through the Wormhole” series.
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