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Woman has 'phantom' third arm

Posted on Monday, 13 April, 2009 | Comment icon 68 comments


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A 64-year-old woman who suffered a stroke is now in the possession of a third arm that she can see, feel and move yet which does not physically exist. The rare phenomenon is known as a supernumerary phantom limb.

"A 64-year-old woman has reported to doctors at Geneva University Hospital the presence of a pale, milky-white and translucent third arm."

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Comment icon #59 Posted by SpIdErCyDe on 16 April, 2009, 13:28
Brawl, just so you know, Your = shows possession, "your hammer, your eraser, those objects are yours." You're = you are, "you're going to the store, you're going to play a video game", etc.
Comment icon #60 Posted by brawl on 16 April, 2009, 13:32
Brawl, just so you know, Your = shows possession, "your hammer, your eraser, those objects are yours." You're = you are, "you're going to the store, you're going to play a video game", etc. Your totally right
Comment icon #61 Posted by schizoidwoman on 16 April, 2009, 13:37
You know. . .that'd be totally awesome. I could make all kinds of rude gestures to people and they'd never know. It'd be my own private little joke. It'd come in really handy when your boss is getting on your nerves or something. . .go up and slap them with your phantom hand. They might not feel it, but it'd relieve loads of stress on you. That's a really good idea, if everyone had a phantom hand, the world might be a calmer place.
Comment icon #62 Posted by brawl on 16 April, 2009, 13:41
That's a really good idea, if everyone had a phantom hand, the world might be a calmer place. And I could scratch my butt all day long and no one would know it
Comment icon #63 Posted by Resonance on 16 April, 2009, 13:57
Yeah this is a common occurrence in people with missing bits on their body. Their brain still sometimes thinks that the limb is there, and sometimes 'feels' sensations (i.e. pain) coming from the non-existent location. I can't remember where I saw or read about it, but scientists did at one point do an experiment to trigger the parts of the brain that register sensations in different limbs, specifically targeting, for example, the left leg if it was missing. They found that people would report feeling sensations in that leg even when it was missing. This seems to be a similar anomaly, and with... [More]
Comment icon #64 Posted by SpIdErCyDe on 16 April, 2009, 14:00
Your hopeless. lol
Comment icon #65 Posted by Resonance on 16 April, 2009, 14:24
Your hopeless. lol I very much hope that you weren't directing that towards me. Seeing as I was the last poster, it's possible... so.... Either me or Brawl, I'm sure. Which is it?
Comment icon #66 Posted by brawl on 16 April, 2009, 14:29
I very much hope that you weren't directing that towards me. Seeing as I was the last poster, it's possible... so.... Either me or Brawl, I'm sure. Which is it? It was for me... "I assume it was a compliment because my joke was so bad that it was funny" "And if you look closely, then you'll see that he responded with the same kind of lame joke which makes it even funnier"
Comment icon #67 Posted by Resonance on 16 April, 2009, 16:37
It was for me... "I assume it was a compliment because my joke was so bad that it was funny" "And if you look closely, then you'll see that he responded with the same kind of lame joke which makes it even funnier" Quite true.
Comment icon #68 Posted by SpIdErCyDe on 17 April, 2009, 12:44
It was for me... "I assume it was a compliment because my joke was so bad that it was funny" "And if you look closely, then you'll see that he responded with the same kind of lame joke which makes it even funnier" Exactly right, excellent deductive reasoning, as I was definitely unclear in my post to who was the recepient of my response joke lol. Resonance posted while I was in process of responding originally lol.


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