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Philosophish - Limbs watch

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    If you were born deaf and blind and without any sensation in your arms, though able to move them, would you still know that you had two?
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    Yes. You could grope at them with your head and/or legs.
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    (Original post by Lord Huntroyde)
    Yes. You could grope at them with your head and/or legs.
    But how would you know that there wasn't another one just out of reach?
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    I think I am right in saying that some biologists think that in our brains we have a kinda of map our body and so are aware of regions of it, even if they are removed. However this is no really founded on much proof as far as I know, and I am only aware of through a passing comment and I am not sure if this theory was true how it would apply to a body where one was not aware that you had a certain limb to start with.
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    there are all these cases of amputees feeling itches or pain in areas of their body that have in fact been amputated so i agree with species
 
 
 
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