For the Classroom

Phantom Limbs

  • Published10 Apr 2013
  • Reviewed10 Apr 2013
  • Source PBS

Educator resources are meant to give access to information and teaching tools about the nervous system and related health issues. Resources target primary and secondary school levels.

In cases of phantom limbs, amputees and even those born without one or more limbs feel pain and other sensations in their missing body parts. Explore six interactive cases with neuroscientist V.S. Ramachandran's vivid descriptions of his experiences with phantom-limb patients and how he managed to help them.

Access Phantom Limbs at NOVA.