phantom sensation
   The term phantom sensation is indebted to the Greek noun phantasma, which means ghost or spectre. It refers to any body part that may be perceived while it is not actually present. Conceptually, the notion of the phantom sensation is equalto thenotionofthe*phantomlimbillusion, except that it refers to perceived sensations in all non-existing body parts, whereas the term phantom limb restricts itself to perceived sensations in non-existent limbs. The group of phantom sensations includes feelings of pain, pressure, warmth, cold, itching, burning, vibration, and hallucinated posture.
   References
   Burrack, A., Brugger, P. (2005). Individual differences in susceptibility to experimentally induced phantom sensations. Body Image,2, 307-313.
   Ramachandran, V.S., Blakeslee, S. (1998). Phantoms in the brain: Probing the mysteries ofthe human mind. New York, NY: Quill.

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