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The woman who grew phantom fingers
Inside the human brain there is a map of the body drawn in neural tissue. When a person loses a limb, the neural representation of that body part still exists in the map, and more often than not, it continues to give rise to "phantom" sensations.
Our Research Digest has the story of a woman who grew phantom fingers, experiencing sensations in fingers she had never possessed.