Researchers find mirror fools phantom limb pain

  1. By Gene Emery Wed Nov 21, 5:07 PM ET


    BOSTON (Reuters) - Viewing the reflected image of an intact limb in a mirror can fool the mind into thinking that a lost leg or foot still exists, dramatically relieving phantom limb pain, researchers reported on Wednesday.

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  2. 3 Comments

  3. by   EricJRN
    Wow... how cool is this?
  4. by   HeatherB,CST
    WOW. It seems the more we discover about how the brain works, the more mysterious it becomes. Very cool indeed.
  5. by   HM2VikingRN
    I heard an article on NPR a month or so ago on this very topic. It blows me away to think about what the mind is capable of doing.

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