Brain function: synesthesia and phantom limbs

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Presenter: Vilayanur Ramachandran

Published: January 2010

Age: 22 and upwards

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Type: Lectures

Source/institution: Royal Society


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Professor Ramachandran examines problems that lie at the interface between neurology and psychiatry. He explains how phantom limbs may be used as a probe to understand brain functions and will also discuss synesthesia, a condition in which sounds and printed numbers are seen as coloured.