Capgras Syndrome, Phantom Limbs & Synaesthesia

I’m back with a video from the psychologist who inspired me to study this subject at uni – V.S. Ramachandran. This TED talk looks at what makes us human and how studying neuroscience can link questions from philosophy to psychology. It also mentions Capgras syndrome – when patients with brain damage to the area of the brain important for emotion believe their loved ones have been replaced by ‘imposters’; a novel treatment for phantom limb pain and what makes humans creative.

So what are you waiting for? Click the link below 🙂

http://www.ted.com/talks/vilayanur_ramachandran_on_your_mind#t-1308353

 

N.B – if you wanted to read more about phantom limbs then why don’t you check out my blog post https://freudforthought.wordpress.com/2014/01/23/phantom-limbs/

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