Scientists at Geneva University Hospital in Switzerland have conformed the world’s first case of a person who can see, feel and move a “phantom limb” which her brain recognizes just as if it was a real limb. The woman lost the use of her left arm after a stroke but her brain seems to have created an illusionary limb which she can even use to scratch an itch on her body. Doctors used an MRI to confirm that her brain was issuing commands to the phantom limb and that her body responds when she touches herself with it. (Metro UK)

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