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Phantom Limbs Explained

Key Facts In This Video

  1. About 60-80% of people who have lost a limb report having phantom sensations (mostly painful) throughout their lives. 00:05

  2. Parts of the brain that are stimulated by parts of the body being touched will carry over stimulation into the newly inactive regions. 00:57

  3. There is still debate over the exact reasons phantom limb syndrome happens. 02:24