Phantom Sensations

Some articles on phantom, phantom sensations:

Phantom Pain - Pathophysiology - Central Mechanisms and Cortical Remapping - The Neuromatrix
... how certain activities associated with pain lead to the conscious perception of phantom pain ... The persistence of the neurosignature, even after limb amputation, may be the cause of phantom sensations and pain ... Phantom pain may arise from abnormal reorganization in the neuromatrix to a pre-existing pain state (Melzack, 1992) ...

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