Phantom Fingers

So I collect strange news stories. This one was so strange and cool I decided to share. This woman’s mind supposedly knew her hand was meant to have 5 fingers, and so it felt even the two she was born without after an accident and amputation.

The woman was born with only three fingers on her right hand and had the hand amputated after a car accident when she was aged 18. She later began to feel that her missing limb was still present and developed a “phantom” hand. “But here’s the interesting thing,” Dr. Paul McGeoch at the University of California, San Diego, told New Scientist. “Her phantom hand didn’t have three digits, it had five.”

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