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Woman suffers stroke, now has phantom THIRD ARM
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Woman suffers stroke, now has phantom THIRD ARM
A stroke victim has developed a phantom third arm which she uses 'just like a real-life limb'.

Tests have proven that, not only does the woman's brain 'move' the arm as if it was real, but also the rest of her body responds when it is 'touched' by the phantom hand.

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2009-04-09 3:04
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Phantom limbs have been known about for quite sometime but studies like this are interesting because it shows people aren't making it up. It also shows that our brains can create the experience of phantom limbs and no appeal to being Otherkin or supernatural things need be made.
2009-04-09 3:55
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Granamyr Wrote:Phantom limbs have been known about for quite sometime but studies like this are interesting because it shows people aren't making it up. It also shows that our brains can create the experience of phantom limbs and no appeal to being Otherkin or supernatural things need be made.

Indeed. I felt the same way.

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2009-04-09 6:43
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And it is also credible evidence that phantom limbs should probably NOT be used as diagnostic of kin type.

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2009-04-09 15:33
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Re: Woman suffers stroke, now has phantom THIRD ARM
I didn't really get my 'wings' until after I decided I wasn't entirely human, not before, and they don't stay fixed. So I don't really use them as an indication myself. I could probably end up with any phantom limb I wanted if I thought about it long enough.

I'm edging closer to the idea that otherkin is a perfectly natural thing for some humans to be. It's not one or the other. It's both.

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2009-04-09 17:59
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Motley Wrote:I didn't really get my 'wings' until after I decided I wasn't entirely human, not before, and they don't stay fixed. So I don't really use them as an indication myself. I could probably end up with any phantom limb I wanted if I thought about it long enough.

I'm edging closer to the idea that otherkin is a perfectly natural thing for some humans to be. It's not one or the other. It's both.

Mm? I didn't know that people thought being an otherkin was unnatural... it seems rather normal.

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2009-04-09 19:57
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Motley Wrote:I'm edging closer to the idea that otherkin is a perfectly natural thing for some humans to be. It's not one or the other. It's both.
Isn't it obviously natural?

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2009-04-09 23:30
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