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When the right hand doesn’t know what the left one is doing: Dr. Strangelove’s affliction

In this video-clip from Stanley Kubrick’s film, “Dr. Strangelove”, we see the character from whom the movie derives its name, struggle to keep his right arm in check, as it repeatedly tries to give the Nazi salute. It literally seems … Continue reading

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When the brain refuses ownership of a limb: Amputee wannabes

To most of us the thought of an amputation of one of our healthy limbs is horrid. To a selected few, otherwise healthy and undelusional people, an amputation of a certain limb, at a specific level, is a dream come … Continue reading

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