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Fooling the senses

Many people who have lost part or all of an arm or leg experience phantom limbs. This means they can still feel the position of the limb, and sometimes other sensations. For example, they may still feel a ring on the finger of a phantom hand. A phantom limb does seem to make it easier to use an artificial limb. However, a distressing and common feature of phantom limbs is the experience of phantom pain.

A phantom limb can make it easier to use an artificial one.
A phantom limb can make it easier to use an artificial one.
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