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Phantom sensations: When the sense of touch deceives

20:00 EDT 13 Jun 2019 | AAAS

(Bielefeld University) Without being aware of it, people sometimes wrongly perceive tactile sensations. A new study in the scientific journal 'Current Biology' shows how healthy people can sometimes misattribute touch to the wrong side of their body, or even to a completely wrong part of the body. The study was conducted by researchers at Bielefeld University's Cluster of Excellence CITEC, the University of Hamburg, and New York University.

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