A woman who had been born with a phocomelic hand has now been claiming that she has redeveloped her fingers and that too after an accident left her to lose her whole underdeveloped hand, according to a recent report.
As per the findings, the woman did not have her thumb on her right hand since her birth. Also, her forefinger was lacking on the same hand. While the two fingers are still invisible to one and all, RN, 57, says that she can feel those on her hand.
It is being said that her experience is a result of phantom. The loss of sensory input in the brain allows one to feel free of an often painful sensation.
"A phantom is the vivid perceptual experience that a limb that's been amputated is still there. They don't see it, but they feel it", told the Center for Brain and Cognition's Dr. Paul McGeoch from the University of California, San Diego.
McGeoch informed that even though people with a lost limb feel it as different brain parts start a sensation. It is a little bizarre in RN's case as she can feel all five fingers when she had only three. However, little short than others, the fingers would be elongated using a mirror box that allows sufferers to see the phantom hand.
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