24 March 2008

Google trend 24 mar 08: Anarchic hand syndrome

Maybe some things shouldn't be made public. For instance this disease called "Anarchic hand syndrome". Is such an abomination which perhaps should remain in the doctor's labs. Here is their description:

"An alien hand sufferer can feel normal sensation in the hand, but believes that the hand, while still being a part of their body, behaves in a manner that is totally distinct from the sufferer's normal behavior. They feel that they have no control over the movements of the 'alien' hand, but that, instead, the hand has the capability of acting independent of their conscious voluntary control. Alien hands can perform complex acts such as undoing buttons, removing clothing, and manipulation of tools. Alien behavior can be distinguished from reflexive behavior in that the former is flexibly purposive while the latter is obligatory. Sometimes the sufferer will not be aware of what the alien hand is doing until it is brought to his or her attention, or until the hand does something that draws their attention to its behavior." Full description on Wikipedia. I feel pity for the people who has this rare disease, but this reminds me of a very funny video, which I would name it "Anarchic foot syndrome". Now, the question is "who had first the disease, the man or the dog" ?

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