The Weird Science of How We Perceive Our Bodies

What it means to have ‘alien hand syndrome’

Jeremy Sutton, PhD
Elemental
Published in
4 min readMay 19, 2020

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Photo: Artur Debat/Getty Images

The human body plays a crucial role in personal identity. And yet, evidence from brain injury patients, and the science of perceptual illusions, suggest that physical identity may be more fluid than we think.

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Jeremy Sutton, PhD
Elemental

Positive & performance psychologist, University of Liverpool lecturer, Owner/Coach FlourishingMinds.xyz